COLUMBUS, OHIO – In recognition of St. Patrick's Day, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation will host a special auction featuring a full team set of authentic, green practice jerseys adorned with a Shamrock patch and Irish-themed nameplates unique to each player. The players wore the individually customized jerseys during the March 3 morning skate in preparation for the contest with the Los Angeles Kings that night. Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the team's charitable foundation.
Fans may bid on individual practice-worn jerseys at the Blue Jackets Foundation table located behind section 111 during the home games on Thursday, Mar. 12 vs. Pittsburgh and Sunday, Mar. 15 vs. Detroit. All jerseys will have a starting bid of $150 with bids being accepted through the end of the second intermission of the Mar. 15 game.
Player nameplates will read:
O'Backman – 5; O'Boll – 40; O'Brassard – 16; O'Chimera – 25; O'Commodore – 22; O'Dorsett – 15; McDubielewicz – 34; O'Filatov – 28; O'Gratton – 77; O'Hejda – 8; O'Huselius – 20; O'Klesla – 97; O'Malhotra – 27; O'Mason – 1; O'Methot – 3; McModin – 33; McMurray – 17; O'Nash – 61; O'Novotny – 12; McPeca – 19; McRome – 24; O'Russell – 10; O'Tollefsen – 55; McTorres – 14; McTyutin – 51; O'Umberger – 18; O'Voracek – 93; McWilliams – 29.
The Blue Jackets Foundation was founded in March 2000 and has since donated over $2 million dollars to local non-profit organizations dedicated to one or more of its main pillars of giving: pediatric cancer, education, children's health and safety and the development of youth and amateur hockey. For more information on the Foundation's mission and areas of giving, visit www.BlueJacketsFoundation.org.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Los Angeles Kings. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game also will be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101.
Tickets for all Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.