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Blue Jackets sign Doyle Somerby to two-year entry level contract

Somerby spent the past four seasons at Boston University where he registered eight goals and 19 assists

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Doyle Somerby to a two-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Somerby, 23, spent the past four seasons at Boston University where he registered eight goals and 19 assists for 27 points with 160 penalty minutes (PIM) and a cumulative +11 plus/minus rating in 151 career games. He collected 1-2-3, 34 PIM and was +11 in 39 games, serving as team captain during his senior season in 2016-17.

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Q and A with John Davidson: Training camp, Zach Werenski and more

Davidson talks about the team's chemistry and what sets Zach Werenski apart

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

This is the first part of a series of articles featuring Q&A sessions with Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson. He sat down with CBJ radio host Bob McElligott to discuss the team's upcoming training camp, the status of the locker room, the 'it factory' with Zach Werenski and more. Part two of this series is coming soon.

McElligott: Last year was the team's first full season with John Tortorella, he held the training camp, they went through it, (and) they were better for it. What do you expect with (the team) coming back, the majority of them, with a second year of his training camp?

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#CBJ Social Roundup: August 21

Cam asks a question we're all wondering, Bob and Nick joke around and more

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Cam asks a question we're all wondering, Bob and Nick joke around and more in this week's roundup:

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Catching Up With Sergei Bobrovsky

The two-time Vezina Trophy winner talks about joining social media and more

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Catching up with Sergei Bobrovsky

Bob talks about joining social media and more

Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky talks about joining social media, summer workouts and more

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Earlier this summer, Sergei Bobrovsky joined Twitter so that he could share moments of his life and training with his fans across the world. Jody Shelley was able to catch up with Sergei while he was in Austria to discuss more about his social media use and his training regimen. Watch the full video above and check out some of his tweets below:

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Top 5 Home Games This Season

We've picked five games of 2017-18 that are sure to bring can't miss moments for fans

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

Are you missing Blue Jackets hockey? In just over a month's time, the first preseason game brings the team back to Nationwide Arena (Tickets on sale now). And come October, the Jackets begin their 2017-18 campaign with 41 home games that are sure to bring "can't miss" moments for fans.

We've picked five games you want to be sure to see in person this season. Check out our list and get ready to lock in your seats for these games and more!

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Shaw's impact felt in first season with Jackets

Veteran coach's leadership sparked growth in young defensive group

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

When Brad Shaw joined the Jackets as an assistant coach last summer, the team was looking for someone who could shepherd one of the youngest defensive corps in the League towards success. So far, Shaw is delivering on that expectation.

"Brad Shaw is one of the most intellectual guys I've met as far as how he looks at the game," head coach John Tortorella said. "He's been a huge hire for us. It's a perfect time for him to come together with this group. Shaw is very good at teaching them the subtle little things. It's terrific."

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Foligno leads NHL vs. Docs event to benefit NEO Kids

Event has raised over $175,000 to date in support of treatment and health care needs for children

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

Being a Blue Jacket isn't just about playing hockey, it's about giving back and making a difference. And last week, led by captain Nick Foligno, a group of Jackets found a way to put the two roles together at the second annual NHL vs. Docs game that benefits the Neo Kids Foundation in Sudbury, Ontario.

This year's event has raised over $50,000 to date and the two-year total for NHL vs. Docs has surpassed the $175,000 mark.

"As hockey players, we have a unique opportunity to do special things in the community," defenseman Scott Harrington said. "This cause is very close to Nick and his family's heart. They want to give back and help and there was no hesitation from any of the guys when Nick approached us."

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#CBJ Social Roundup: August 14

Throwback pics, concerts, a great cause, workouts and more!

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Throwback pics, concerts, a great cause, workouts and more! This week's roundup:

 

 

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Jackets defense to build on solid 2016-17 campaign

Nicknamed "the engine of the team" by Tortorella, the defensive group helped propel the team to third-ever playoff berth

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

When the Blue Jackets started to get ready for last season, John Tortorella had a new direction in mind for his team. It was time to change the way the Jackets were going to play, starting in the defensive end of the ice.

"It's a speed game now," head coach John Tortorella said during training camp. "It's not 15-20 years ago (where you are) worrying about if your D is going to be able to handle the physical play. It's about moving the puck and getting going. The game has completely changed. It's about tempo and skill, and getting out of your end zone as quickly as possible."

With that in mind, the 2016-17 Jackets rolled out a younger, new look defensive group, and they helped bring about immediate results. After losing their first two games, the Jackets won six of their next nine and, of course, strung together that 16-game winning streak.

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Jackets, Fox Sports Ohio honored with Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award

The Ohio Valley Chapter awarded the Jackets on FOX Sports Ohio the Emmy for Sports Event/Game - Live/Unedited

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets game telecasts on FOX Sports Ohio received an Emmy at the 53rd Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards presented last weekend. The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which consists of Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and Zanesville, along with parts of Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia, awarded the Columbus Blue Jackets on FOX Sports Ohio the Emmy for Sports Event/Game - Live/Unedited

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