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, has registered an assist, two penalty minutes, a +3 plus/minus rating and three shots, while averaging 12:27 of ice time in seven games with the Blue Jackets this season. The 6-3, 194-pound defenseman made his NHL debut on December 5 vs. the NY Rangers and collected his first NHL point with an assist on December 16 vs. Washington.
The Parkland, Florida native has added 5-11-16 with six penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in 28 contests with Cleveland in 2019-20. He ranks second among club blueliners in assists and third in goals, points and shots (50). Columbus' second round pick, 34th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft, he registered 12-40-52, 62 penalty minutes and a +20 plus/minus rating in 119 career outings 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.
The Blue Jackets return to action today when they visit the Buffalo Sabres. Game time from KeyBank Center is 1 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 12:30 p.m. All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the FOX Sports app. The game can also be heard on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including WWCD 102.5 FM in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.