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Jackets open 2017 Training Camp, presented by OhioHealth, September 14

Players report for physicals and fitness testing Thursday before taking the ice for the first time Friday

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets begin preparations for their 17th National Hockey League season with the opening of training camp, presented by OhioHealth, on Thursday, September 14. Players will report for physicals at McConnell Spine, Sport and Joint Center beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday with fitness testing to follow at Nationwide Arena.

The team will conduct off-ice workouts and on-ice testing on Friday, September 15 at Nationwide Arena with the first team on-ice practices and scrimmages slated for Saturday, September 16 in the OhioHealth Ice Haus and Nationwide Arena. Teams 1 and 4 will be on the ice between 9 a.m.-noon at the OhioHealth Ice Haus, while Teams 2 and 3 will skate in Nationwide Arena between 1-4 p.m.

All practice sessions on Saturdays and Sundays during training camp will be open to the public, along with weekday practices held in the OhioHealth Ice Haus (see full schedule below). For practices held at Nationwide Arena, fans can enter at McConnell Street, next to the Big Lots Box Office. 

READ: JACKETS INVITE FANS TO TRAINING CAMP OPEN PRACTICE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

The training camp roster consists of 60 players (34 forwards, 21 defensemen, five goaltenders). The players will be divided into four groups for practice sessions between September 15 and 20. The Jackets open their eight-game preseason schedule on Tuesday, September 19 when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The Jackets will also host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, September 22, the Nashville Predators on Sunday, September 24 and the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, September 26. Columbus opens the regular season at home against the New York Islanders on Friday, October 6.

 

CAMP SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 14
6:30 a.m. - Medicals/Fitness Testing, McConnell/NWA
9 a.m.-1 p.m. - Player Media Availability, NWA

Friday, September 15 (On-Ice Testing)
8-9 a.m. - Goalies On Ice (Ice Haus)
8-9:15 a.m. - Group 4 On Ice Testing (NWA)
10:15-11:30 a.m. - Group 3 On Ice Testing (NWA)
12:30-1:45 p.m. - Group 2 On Ice Testing (NWA) - VIEW LIVESTREAM
2:45-4 p.m. - Group 1 On Ice Testing (NWA)

Saturday, September 16
9-10 a.m. - Team 1 vs. Team 4 (IH)
10-11 a.m. - Team 1 Off Ice, Team 4 On Ice (IH)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Team 1 On Ice (IH), Team 4 Off Ice
1-2 p.m. - Team 2 vs. Team 3 (NWA)
2-3 p.m. - Team 2 Off Ice, Team 3 On Ice (NWA)
3-4 p.m. - Team 2 On Ice (NWA), Team 3 Off Ice

Sunday, September 17
9-10 a.m. - Team 3 vs. Team 1 (NWA)
10-11 a.m. - Team 3 Off Ice, Team 1 On Ice (NWA)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Team 3 On Ice (NWA), Team 1 Off Ice
1-2 p.m. - Team 4 vs. Team 2 (NWA)
2-3 p.m. - Team 4 Off Ice, Team 2 On Ice (NWA)
3-4 p.m. - Team 4 On Ice (NWA), Team 2 Off Ice

Monday, September 18
9-10 a.m. - Team 1 vs. Team 2 (NWA)
10-11 a.m. - Team 1 Off Ice, Team 2 On Ice (NWA)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Team 1 On Ice (NWA), Team 2 Off Ice
1-2 p.m. - Team 3 vs. Team 4 (NWA)
2-3 p.m. - Team 3 Off Ice, Team 4 On Ice (NWA)
3-4 p.m. - Team 3 On Ice (NWA), Team 4 Off Ice

Tuesday, September 19
9-10 a.m. - Non-Game 1 On Ice (IH), Non-Game 2 Off Ice
10-11 a.m. - Non-Game 1 Off Ice, Non-Game 2 On Ice (IH)
10 a.m. - Pre-Game Skate (NWA)
7 p.m. - VS. CHICAGO, NATIONWIDE ARENA

Wednesday, September 20
10 a.m. - Morning Skate (NWA)
10-11 a.m. - Non-Game Group On (IH)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Non-Game Group Off Ice
8 p.m. ET - at St. Louis, Scottrade Center

Thursday, September 21
No Practice Scheduled

Friday, September 22
10 a.m. - Morning Skate (NWA)
10-11 a.m. - Non-Game Group On (IH)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Non-Game Group Off Ice
7 p.m. - VS. PITTSBURGH, NATIONWIDE ARENA

Saturday, September 23
10 a.m. - Morning Skate (NWA)
10-11 a.m. - Non-Game Group On (IH)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Non-Game Group Off Ice
8:30 p.m. ET - at Chicago, United Center

Sunday, September 24
No Morning Skate
10-11 a.m. - Non-Game Group On (IH)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Non-Game Group Off Ice
3 p.m. - VS. NASHVILLE, NATIONWIDE ARENA

Monday, September 25
10 a.m.-11 a.m. - Group 1 On Ice (NWA), Group 2 Off Ice
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Group 2 On Ice (IH), Group 1 Off Ice

Tuesday, September 26
10 a.m. - Pre-Game Skate (NWA)
10-11 a.m. - Non-Game Group On Ice (IH)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Non-Game Group Off Ice
7 p.m. ET - VS. ST. LOUIS, NATIONWIDE ARENA

Wednesday, September 27
No Practice Scheduled

Thursday, September 28
10 a.m. - Pre-Game Skate (NWA)
10-11 a.m. - Non-Game Group On Ice (IH)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Non-Game Group Off Ice
8 p.m. ET - at Nashville, Bridgestone Arena

Friday, September 29
11 a.m. - Practice (NWA)

Saturday, September 30
No Morning Skate
8-9 a.m. - Non-Game Group On Ice (IH)
9-10 a.m. - Non-Game Group Off Ice
3 p.m. - at Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena

Sunday, October 1
11 a.m. - Practice (IH)

Monday, October 2
No Practice Scheduled

Tuesday, October 3
11 a.m. - Practice (IH)

 

CAMP ROSTER

FORWARDS
Abramov, Vitaly
Anderson, Josh
Atkinson, Cam
Bittner, Paul
Bjorkstrand, Oliver
Brazeau, Justin
Broadhurst, Alex
Calvert, Matt
Camper, Carter
Dalpe, Zac
Dubinsky, Brandon "A"
Dubois, Pierre-Luc
Foligno, Nick "C"
Fox, Trent
Gallant, Brett
Hannikainen, Markus
Hodgson, Hayden
Jenner, Boone "A"
Kirwan, Luke
Koules, Miles
MacIntyre, Bobby
Maletta, Jordan
Milano, Sonny
Motte, Tyler
Moutrey, Nick
Panarin, Artemi
Pendenza, Joe
Schroeder, Jordan
Scott, Justin
Sedlak, Lukas
Sherwood, Kole
Thurkauf, Calvin
Vigneault, Sam
Wennberg, Alexander

 

DEFENSE
Austin, Brady
Benoit, Andre
Billitier, Nathan
Carlsson, Gabriel
Collins, Ryan
Desrocher, Stephen
Gaunce, Cameron
Graves, Jacob
Harrington, Scott
Johnson, Jack
Jones, Seth
Kukan, Dean
Mercier, Médric
Murray, Ryan
Nutivaara, Markus
Ramage, John
Savage, Scott
Savard, David
Siebenaler, Blake
Somerby, Doyle
Werenski, Zach

 

GOALTENDERS
Bobrovsky, Sergei
Kivlenieks, Matiss
Korpisalo, Joonas
Kulbakov, Ivan
Thiessen, Brad

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