The Blue Jackets enter 2019-20 as one of three teams to have won 45 or more games in each of the past three seasons (2016- 17: 50-24-8, 108 pts.; 2017-18: 45-30-7, 97 pts.; 2018-19: 47-31- 4, 98 pts.), joining Washington (5 years) and San Jose (4 years). Teams have registered four or more consecutive seasons with 45 wins just 16 times in league history.
The Blue Jackets have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in three-consecutive seasons (one of seven NHL clubs to do so), while four of the franchise's five post-season appearances have come since 2014 (2009 was the first).
The Blue Jackets are 8-8-2 all-time in season-openers with wins in two-straight (3-2 OT at Detroit on Oct. 4, 2018 and 5-0 vs. NY Islanders on Oct. 6, 2017).
RW CAM ATKINSON is 14 goals shy of joining Rick Nash (289) as the only players to score 200 goals as a Blue Jacket. Atkinson enters 2019-20 with 186-156- 342 in 527 games with the club. He has also scored a goal in each of the Jackets' past five season-opening games, which is the longest active streak in the NHL and the second-longest in league history (6 - Mud Bruneteau, DET from 1940-45 and Yvon Cournoyer, MTL from 1973-78).
C PIERRE-LUC DUBOIS enters 2019-20 looking to become the first Blue Jacket to score 20 or more goals in his first three NHL seasons and just the fifth player in club history to register three-straight 20-goal campaigns (Rick Nash, 8; Cam Atkinson, 6; R.J. Umberger, 4; David Vyborny, 3).
OhioHealth INJURY REPORT: C Liam Foudy (upper body, Sept. 10 at Prospects Tournament) is out four to six weeks... C Brandon Dubinsky (wrist injury) is out indefinitely... Man Games Lost to Injury: 0.