Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski and captain Nick Foligno visited Columbus this week to talk about the upcoming NHL awards ceremony, their offseason training and more. On Wednesday evening, they answered questions about this last season with Jody Shelley and Bob McElligott.
They spent most of their time this week meeting with local media outlets.
Thankfully, Werenski's face looks like it's recovering well after getting hit with a puck in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite the steady recovery, it's unlikely he will ever forget that moment and the injury. In fact, he collected memorabilia during his trip to Columbus that will make sure he always remembers what he looked like after the game.
Jay Shawberry created a t-shirt with the photo Werenski took of himself that night, and proceeded to wear it to Game Four of the playoffs. As Shawberry's new gear began to gain steam on social media, Werenski was immediately impressed. The two were able to meet this week, and Werenski and Foligno even got to keep a parting gift.
Werenski is nominated for the Calder Trophy given to the league's best rookie, and Foligno is nominated for the Mark Messier award for his leadership on and off the ice. The NHL awards ceremony begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21. Come celebrate Werenski, Foligno and the other Columbus finalists with the rest of the 5th Line at our awards watch party! Click here for more information.