COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that each of the club’s 82 regular season games in 2013-14 will be televised live in High-Definition, including 80 on FOX Sports Ohio as the club’s rightsholder unveiled its schedule for the upcoming season.
FOX Sports Ohio’s coverage of the Blue Jackets begins on Friday, October 4 when the club opens the regular season at Nationwide Arena with a 7 p.m. match-up against the Calgary Flames. Opening Night coverage will include a special one-hour edition of the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show beginning at 6 p.m. The FOX Sports Ohio/Blue Jackets broadcast team feature play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer, color analyst Bill Davidge and rink side reporter Dave Maetzold. In addition, former Blue Jackets forward Jody Shelley will also be a contributor on the network’s coverage of the Blue Jackets throughout the 2013-14 season.
FOX Sports Ohio will air 40 home games and 40 away contests during the 2013-14 Blue Jackets regular season. In addition, the Blue Jackets will also appear on national television twice on the NBC Sports Network: Monday, December 9 at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tuesday, March 25 vs. the Detroit Red Wings.
Live game night coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with Blue Jackets Live, a 30-minute pre-game show featuring highlights, player interviews and analysis. Coverage continues after the game with the post-game edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy. The pre- and post-game shows will be hosted by Dan Kamal and Brian Giesenschlag.
Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2013-14 campaign are currently available for purchase. Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.