Columbus Blue Jackets right wing David Vyborny has been named the National Hockey League's Offensive Player of the Week for Jan. 23-29, the club and league announced Monday. He led the Blue Jackets to a 3-0-0 record last week, tallying a team-high 2-5-7 with multi-point games in all three outings.
On Jan. 24, he collected three assists in a 6-5 win over Vancouver. On Jan. 27, he picked up two assists in a 4-3 win over Minnesota. One night later, he scored two goals, including the game-winner at 18:37 of the third period, in a 4-3 win over Nashville. Vyborny has racked up 8-8-16 over the past 11 games, leading Columbus to an 8-3-0 record during that span. He leads the club in goals, assists and points with 15-23-38 in 50 games.
Vyborny is the first Blue Jacket to win the award this season and the first player in team history to win it twice. He was also named Player of the Week during the week of Feb. 23-29, 2004 when he registered 3-6-9 in four games. The other Blue Jackets who have won the award are goaltenders Marc Denis (Dec. 4-10, 2000) and Ron Tugnutt (Mar. 12-18, 2001).
Vyborny, 31, is playing in his fifth season with Columbus and has registered 83-117-200 and 110 penalty minutes in 365 games. He is the franchise's all-time leader in games played, points, assists and shorthanded goals (six) and ranks second in goals and game-winning goals (12). He will represent the Czech Republic at next month's Olympic Games
The Blue Jackets return to action on Wednesday when they visit the Calgary Flames. Game time is set for 10 p.m. ET, with FSN Ohio's Ice Breaker pre-game show starting at 9:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 the Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.