COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned goaltender Steve Mason to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, club General Manager Scott Howson announced October 9.
Mason, 19, was the Blue Jackets' second pick, 69th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared in three preseason games with the club during training camp, posting a 1-2-0 record with a 1.78 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. He did not play in either of Columbus’s first two regular season games.
The Oakville, Ontario native was the OHL's Goaltender of the Year in 2006-07 after compiling a 45-13-4 record, 3.20 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and two shutouts in 62 games with the Knights. He also represented Canada at the 2007 Canada-Russia Super Series. In 74 career OHL games, Mason is 50-16-4 with a 3.13 goals-against average, .916 save percentage and two shutouts.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Wednesday, hosting the Phoenix Coyotes at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on FSN Ohio beginning with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. and broadcast on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship stations WBNS-AM 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.1.
Tickets for Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at The Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.