The Columbus Blue Jackets will be hosting a Meet and Greet with six-time Stanley Cup winner Bryan Trottier on Saturday, Apr. 15, before the Blue Jackets-Chicago Blackhawks game at 7 p.m.
The Meet and Greet will benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets FoundationÂ and take place from 4-5 p.m. in the Center Ice Lounge. The event will cost 50 dollars per person with reservations taken until Thursday, Apr. 13. (The priceÂ does not include a game ticket).
The package includes a buffet dinner in the Center Ice Lounge, pre-autographed 8x10 color photo of Trottier (Penguins or Islanders), a digital photo with Trottier and a briefÂ question and answer session, however, there will be no on-site autographs allowed.
You can make your reservations at the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation tables (on game days), or by calling the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation (614-246-4168) or logging on to the CBJ Foundation website - http://bluejackets.nhl.com/team/app?service=page&page=NHLPage&bcid=ice_foundation.php.
Trottier will also be available to sign autographs at the Bud Light Terrace from 6-7 p.m. and during the first intermission.
Trottier was drafted in 1974 by the New York Islanders as their second pick, 22nd overall, putting up 95 points and winning the Calder Trophy as the best rookie in the NHL. Trottier played 18 seasons appearing inÂ 1279 games and scoring 524Â goals with 901 assists andÂ 1425 points, winning the Stanley Cup six times with the NY Islanders from 1980-83 before leaving in1990 as their all-time leading scorer.
Trottier signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins andÂ helped theÂ Pens to back-to-back Stanley Cup victories in 1991-92, before retiring and joining the Penguins as an assistant coach. His coaching career also landed him in Colorado as an assistant, where he helped the Avalanche win a Stanley Cup in 2002.
The mission of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation is to utilize the unique resources of its professional athletes, players and coaches to improve the quality of life throughout the community. The Foundation dedicates time, resources, and financial support to organizations committed to meeting the educational, cultural, health and wellness needs of its citizens. A primary focus of the Foundation is its Stick with Kids initiative in which a strong emphasis is placed on its main pillars: the fight against pediatric cancer; the health and safety of today's youth; education, and the development of youth hockey. Since its inception in March 2000, the Foundation has awarded more than $975,000 in grants in support of local non-profit organizations that serve the Foundation's pillars of giving.