BLUE JACKETS SIGN HUNWICK: Howson announced just a short while ago that the team has signed former University of Michigan goaltender Shawn Hunwick to an amateur tryout contract beginning today. Hunwick, 24, will be the backup goaltender for Columbus tonight as Allen York
makes his second career start. Steve Mason
(upper body) was injured in today's morning skate and is listed as day-to-day.
Hunwick posted a 24-12-3 record with a 2.00 goals-against average, .925 save percentage and five shutouts this season for the Wolverines. He ranked second in the nation in wins, third (tied) in shutouts, fifth in save percentage and seventh in goals-against average and was named to the All-CCHA Second Team.
Get to know the newest Blue Jackets goaltender in this "20 Questions" feature from the CCHA website:
JENNER SIGNED: Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson announced the team has signed 2010 second-round pick (37th overall) Boone Jenner to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal begins on July 1, 2012 and ensures the Oshawa Generals captain will be in the fold this summer as development camp and training camp await.
You can check out Jenner's bio on the Generals' web page here.
Jackets TV profiled Jenner during the 2011 development camp in Columbus. You can watch it below!
Planning on attending tonight's game? We've compiled a list of things going on at the rink tonight, along with some helpful links for more information. See you at Nationwide Arena!
*Doors will open tonight at 6:00 p.m. for the 7:40 p.m. puck drop. Haven’t yet picked up your tickets for tonight’s showdown with the Red Wings? Show your high school or college ID for RUSH CBJ tickets for only $15 or starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Box Office only, pick up Huntington Green Seats for only $10 – they’re a steal since there’s not a bad seat to be found in Nationwide Arena.
*Tonight’s game is being broadcast nationally on the NBC Sports Network. In addition to already following the game @BlueJacketsNHL, give @NBCSN a follow tonight for the full experience.
*It’s Rally Towel night! Presented by Verizon, all fans receive a Blue Jackets rally towel to cheer on our boys in Union Blue.
*The Jackets are taking the ice in their Third Jerseys tonight paying homage to the cannon. Looking for the full history of the thirds? We’ve got you covered.
*Tonight is another 50/50 Raffle night, presented by Coldwell Banker. Look for your 50/50 volunteers in the blue aprons to purchase your ticket for only $1! Tonight’s beneficiary is The Childhood League.
*Love the song but have no idea what it is? Give @CBJ_DJ a follow. He live tweets all of Nationwide’s musical selections throughout the game.
Season Ticket Holders, renew your seats now and lock in the lowest prices for the 2012-’13 season. Plus, if you renew your tickets by the end of the 1st period tonight, you will be entered in the Season Ticket Holder Daily Sweepstakes to win tonight’s prize, 100 winners get 4 Free Tickets to a Cincinnati Reds Game. You can renew your seats at the ticketing tables at section 116 on the Bud Light Terrace, section 208 on the AEP Power Level or at the Guest Services Desk at section 110. Remember, the earlier you renew the more chances you have to win!
Red Wings radio play-by-play voice Ken Kal joins Bob McElligott for today's Game Breakdown, courtesy of Jackets TV:
Blue Jackets defenseman (and former Red Wing) Brett Lebda speaks with Jackets TV:
Cam Atkinson talks about tonight's game against the Red Wings on Jackets TV: