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A Monster Leap

From college to professional to champion

Werenski turned pro and immediately joined the Monsters for their Calder Cup championship run, scoring 14 points in 17 playoff games and amassing an overall 20-3-1-0 record in the American Hockey League.

Traverse City To Training Camp

Werenski begins to prove he belongs

Named captain of the Traverse City prospects tournament team in his first year, Werenski writes about his time in Cleveland and coming to training camp ready to prove he belongs in the NHL.

I'm Ready, by Zach Werenski

Welcome to the Show

Zach Werenski relives the moment where he was told he'd made the NHL

My Rookie Year, by Zach Werenski

Off to a strong start

Werenski showing his star potential right away

Rookie of the Month

Werenski joins Rick Nash, Derick Brassard and Steve Mason as the only Blue Jackets to earn the honor

Record Breaker

Werenski becomes the franchise's all-time rookie points leader

On March 10 against the Buffalo Sabres, Zach Werenski set the record for the most points scored by any Blue Jackets rookie in franchise history (9-31-40) and he did it in eight fewer games than the previous record-holder, Rick Nash, who had 17 goals and 22 assists during the 2002-03 season.


History Books

19-year-old defensemen produced arguably the best rookie season in Blue Jackets history