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Cam Atkinson named NHL's No. 2 Star of the Week

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets


COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson has been named the National Hockey League’s Second Star of the Week for the period ending March 29, the League and club announced today. Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk was named First Star, while Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O’Reilly was the Third Star selection.

Atkinson collected four goals and three assists for seven points with nine shots on goal and a +6 plus/minus rating in three games to help the Blue Jackets go 3-0-0 and extend their winning streaks to six games overall and a franchise-record eight-straight on the road.  On Mar. 24, he collected two assists in a 5-3 win over Anaheim.  Three nights later, he collected his second career hat trick, fired off six shots and was +3 in a 5-2 win at Chicago.  He capped the week with a goal and an assist and was +2 in a 4-2 win at St. Louis on Mar. 28. 

Atkinson has picked up 7-5-12 in his last 10 outings to raise his season totals to 20-17-37 in 71 games, reaching the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season.  The Riverside, Connecticut native has registered 57-52-109 and 58 penalty minutes in 212 career games with the Blue Jackets.  He was the club’s eighth pick, 157th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they host the New Jersey Devils.  Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET.  Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m.  The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.

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