The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Andrew Peeke from the Cleveland Monsters, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Peeke, 21, is tied for the Monsters' lead among defensemen in goals, assists and points with five goals and seven assists for 12 points with four penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 21 games in 2019-20. The Parkland, Florida native ranks second among league rookie blueliners in goals, fourth in points and sixth in shots (38).
The 6-3, 194-pound defenseman posted 12-40-52, 62 penalty minutes and a +20 plus/minus rating in 119 career games at the University of Notre Dame (Big Ten) from 2016-19. Serving as team captain in his junior campaign, Peeke set collegiate career highs with 3-21-24 and 24 penalty minutes in 40 outings in 2018-19. He was selected by Columbus in the second round, 34th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they host the Arizona Coyotes. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Go app with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the "Blue Jackets Live" pre-game show. The contest will also be broadcast on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan.