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CBJ Prospect Profiles: Summer 2010

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
Thomas Larkin was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 5th round (137th overall) in 2009.


In 2009-10, Larkin played in 33 games for the Colgate Raiders of the ECAC. He scored 3-16-19 with 32 penalty minutes.

In 2008-09, Larkin played in 35 games for the Phillips Exeter Academy. He scored 14-38-52 to lead his squad to the New England Prep School Championships. Thomas served as the team captain and was selected to the New England East All-Star team and was named Team MVP. Thomas also set single-season record for goals and assists and points by a defenseman.

Hockey idol… Jeremy Roenick
Superstitions… he must dress from left to right
Would switch places with… John Mayer
If Thomas wasn’t playing hockey… he would be a chef
Favorite sports team… AC Milan and New England Patriots
Favorite restaurant in Columbus… Smith & Wollensky



Kevin Lynch was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round (56th overall) in 2009.

In 2009-10, Lynch played in 45 games for the Michigan Wolverines of the CCHA. He scored 6-10-16 along with a +11 and 44 penalty minutes. He was the recipient of the Graham Foundation Scholarship for Ice Hockey.

In 2008-09, Lynch played on the US National Development Teams in the U-18 and NAHL leagues. In the U-18, he played in 47 games and scored 16-17-33 with 40 penalty minutes. In the NAHL, he played in 16 games and scored 8-7-15 with 14 penalty minutes. He also played for Team USA in the World Juniors and in seven games scored 5-5-10 with six penalty minutes.

In 2007-08, Lynch played on the US National Development Teams in the U-17 and NAHL leagues. In the U-17, he played in 17 games and scored 6-2-8 with 18 penalty minutes. In the NAHL, he played in 43 games and scored 11-4-15 with 24 penalty minutes.

In 2006-07, Lynch played in 28 games for the Detroit Honeybaked of the MWEHL. He scored 14-14-28 with 16 penalty minutes.


Best hockey memory… winning gold for Team USA at U18’s
Favorite actor/actress… Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams
Favorite movie… Old School
Hockey idol… Brendan Shanahan
Favorite restaurant… Max and Erma’s
Favorite magazine… Hockey News



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