BLUE JACKETS GREATEST FEATURE
BlueJackets.com and Jackets TV asked fans in September to vote for the Greatest Single Season in CBJ History. The choices were: Marc Denis 2002-03, Ray Whitney 2002-03, Rick Nash 2003-04, Steve Mason 2008-09 and Rick Nash 2008-09. Your votes have been counted and the final results are:
WINNER: Steve Mason - 2008-09 (49.4% of the vote)
Steve Mason Calder Cup winning season in 2008-09 is your choice for the Greatest Single Season for an individual in club history. Mason was 33-20-7 that season with a 2.29 goals against average, a .916 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 61 games. Mason led the team to a playoff appearance, the first in franchise history.
Rick Nash 2008-09 - 21.8%
Nash was not only the captain, but the team's best player setting the club points record with 79, scoring 40 goals and adding 39 assists. Nash was +11 and had a 15.2 shooting percentage leading his team to the playoffs, scoring the goal that would earn the team its final point needed to clinch in Chicago on April 8, 2009.
Rick Nash in 2003-04 - 21.2%
Nash became the youngest goal scoring leader in NHL history when he potted 41 goals in 2003-04 to earn the "Rocket" Richard Trophy at 19-years-old. He also led the team with 57 points, including 19 power play goals and seven game winners in 80 games.
Ray Whitney in 2002-03 - 3.9%
Whitney was the leading point man for the Jackets for two seasons and in 02-03 he had 42 goals and 52 assists for 76 points in 81 games. The 52 assists still is a Blue Jackets record by four helpers. He tied for first in the NHL that season with 34 power play assists and represented the Blue Jackets in the All-Star game.
Marc Denis in 2002-03 - 3.9%
Denis played 77 games for the Blue Jackets and over 4,500 minutes that season. He finished with a 27-41-8 record but had five shutouts and a .903 save percentage. The games played and minutes still top the CBJ record books, while the 27 is second only to Steve Mason's rookie year.
Each month throughout the summer BlueJackets.com and Jackets TV let fans vote on the greatest moments in the 10 seasons of Columbus Blue Jackets hockey. Thank you to all the fans who voted and congratulations to all our jersey winners!
Thanks to everyone who voted this month and congratulations to our final winner - Jedidiah Markley of Delaware who was the winner of a Blue Jackets jersey.