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Prospect Report: Marchenko hits a hot streak in Russia

CBJ second-round pick is filling up the net overseas

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

While we continue to wait for pro hockey to begin on the North American side of the pond, Blue Jackets prospects are still off scoring goals and making saves on the other side of the Atlantic. 

Leading the charge, as he often does, is 2018 second-round pick Kirill Marchenko. Thought to be one of the team's top offensive prospects if not the best of the bunch, Marchenko has recently entered into a hot streak while playing with Russian power SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL. 

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Blue Jackets recognized by Business First for work in community

Club captures award for second-straight year

by Blue Jackets Staff @BlueJacketsNHL /

According to Columbus Business First magazine, the Columbus Blue Jackets have been named one of the top companies in central Ohio for corporate citizenship as the National Hockey League club was rated first among large companies when it comes to community investment to central Ohio charitable organizations in 2019, it was announced today.

"As we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, we are thrilled and honored to be recognized for the work that our players, fans, partners and staff do in the community and we thank Columbus Business First for this honor," said Andee Boiman, the club's Director of Fan Development & Community Programs. "Philanthropy was incredibly important to our founder, John H. McConnell, and the McConnell family. We take great pride in the work we do to live up to the standard they've set and look forward to continuing to do everything we can to lift up our community in our next 20 years."

Since 2000, over $11 million in grants has been awarded by the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation to local organizations that support youth health and wellness. The club has invested over $1 million in a hockey-themed wellness curriculum for several Central Ohio school districts that include donated equipment, supplies and field trips and reaches over 78,000 area children annually through Hockey in the Classroom and sticks in hand initiatives. Last year, players, coaches, staff, alumni and Lady Jackets contributed over 6,000 volunteer hours. In addition, the team partnered with the USO for a USO Support Item drive that collected over 45,000 items to help supply lounges across central and southern Ohio for three months.

Club staff and players equally engaged in a number of community activities as volunteerism is strongly encouraged in the form of playground builds, our Adopt A School pen pal program, Salvation Army initiatives, and numerous reading appearances. Also, the CBJ Foundation encourages employees to support causes important to them by participating in a matching gift program where an employee's personal contribution to a registered 501c3 of their choice may be matched by the team's foundation. To learn more, visit

Columbus Business First launched its Corporate Citizenship survey in 2018 to recognize the community impact and financial support of the region's companies and their employees. The Corporate Citizenship Awards celebrate companies that "are doing good works to make Central Ohio a better place." Based on survey results, the top 10 companies in the Extra Large and Large categories and the top five companies in the Medium and Small categories are named honorees. This marked the second consecutive year the Blue Jackets have rated first among large companies and the third-straight in which it has been an honoree.

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31 in 31

Three questions facing Columbus Blue Jackets

Dubois' contract, Koivu's age, forward depth among concerns

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams from Nov. 16-Dec. 16. Today, three important questions facing the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Columbus Blue Jackets key statistics

Merzlikins should help 5-on-5 save percentage; Bemstrom can boost power play @NHLdotcom is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams from Nov. 16-Dec. 16. Today, three key statistics for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Top prospects for Columbus Blue Jackets

Foudy, Peeke each expected to make NHL roster this season

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams from Nov. 16-Dec. 16. Today, the top five prospects for the Columbus Blue Jackets, according to

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31 in 31

Inside look at Columbus Blue Jackets

Youthful core, led by Jones, Dubois, Werenski, primed for run at Cup

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

31 in 31: Columbus Blue Jackets

31 in 31: Columbus Blue Jackets 2020-21 preview's Dan Rosen and NHL Network's Mike Johnson discuss the biggest questions facing the Columbus Blue Jackets for the 2020-21 season

  • 06:52 • is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams from Nov. 16-Dec. 16. Today, the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Columbus Blue Jackets fantasy preview for 2020-21

Atkinson bounce-back could ignite offense; Domi has renewed appeal after trade

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Senior Fantasy Editor

As part of's 31 in 31 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from the Columbus Blue Jackets. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Game of the Month: 10-0 win lives on in Blue Jackets history

The biggest margin of victory in CBJ annals remains a fan favorite

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

Each month during our 20th anniversary celebration, will look back at a memorable moment in franchise history from that month with our Game of the Month feature. The series continues today with the team's 10-0 victory against Montreal four years ago, which remains the most lopsided victory in team history. 

As 14,436 fans filed into Nationwide Arena on Nov. 4, 2016, for some Friday night hockey, there was no indication of what was about to happen. 

There was no game-night promotion that promised fans would hear the Blue Jackets goal cannon so many times that it would feel like an All-Star Game. There was no pregame prediction that would have said Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Scott Hartnell and Josh Anderson would each score two goals, and certainly no expectation that history would be set in a variety of ways by the time 60 minutes of hockey was played. 

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Hats for Heroes program has stood the test of time

Fundraising, relationships are hallmarks of pediatric cancer-focused program from CBJ Foundation

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

Even the best ideas don't always stand the test of time. 

Maybe that's a testament, then, to what a great idea the Blue Jackets Foundation's Hats for Heroes program has been. 

At the organization's inception, founder John H. McConnell had a vision of a franchise that would not only thrill central Ohio on the ice but one that would be a force for good off of it. 

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Columbus product Adeniye ready to begin college hockey journey

Columbus Ice Hockey Club, AAA Blue Jackets alum has had to overcome adversity to see his dream come true

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

Growing up in central Ohio, there were a lot of obstacles that could have prevented Ayo Adeniye from reaching his goal of playing college hockey. 

There's the simple fact that as an African-American in a sport with a dearth of them, there weren't a whole lot of role models whose path he could follow to the sport's upper echelons. 

Even as his skills progressed to the point that dream could become a reality, more roadblocks were thrown in the way. He committed to play collegiately at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, the South's lone Division I program, two summers ago only to see the leadership at UAH announce its plans to eliminate the hockey program in May. 

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