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Numbers Game: The Captaincy

by Rob Mixer / Columbus Blue Jackets

6 - The number of current Blue Jackets who have played for a captain in Columbus.

6 - Nick Foligno was announced today as the sixth captain in Blue Jackets franchise history, adding to the following list:

- Lyle Odelein (2000-02)

- Ray Whitney (2002-03)

- Luke Richardson (2003-05)

- Adam Foote (2005-08)

- Rick Nash (2008-12)

- Nick Foligno (2015-present)

212 - The number of consecutive regular season games played by the Blue Jackets without a captain. Columbus last had a captain at the end of the 2011-12 season, and will start the 2015-16 season with a captain for the first time since.

109 - Games won by the Blue Jackets in the last three captain-less seasons (.514 win percentage).

1 - Foligno is the first American-born player to serve as captain of the Blue Jackets.

5 - As of May 20, 2015, Foligno is the fifth active American-born captain in the NHL, joining David Backes (St. Louis), Dustin Brown (Los Angeles), Brian Gionta (Buffalo), Ryan McDonagh (New York Rangers).

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