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2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets · NHL
Division 5th Central
Conference 14th Western
2009–10 record 32-35-15
Home record 20-12-9
Road record 12-23-6
Goals for 216
Goals against 259
General Manager Scott Howson
Coach Ken Hitchcock (Oct-Feb)
Claude Noel(Feb-Apr)
Captain Rick Nash
Alternate captains Mike Commodore
Rostislav Klesla
Fredrik Modin (Oct-Mar)
Sammy Pahlsson (Mar-Apr)
R. J. Umberger
Antoine Vermette
Arena Nationwide Arena
Average attendance 15,416
Team leaders
Goals Rick Nash (33)
Assists Kristian Huselius (40)
Points Rick Nash (67)
Penalties in minutes Jared Boll (149)
Wins Steve Mason (20)
Goals against average Mathieu Garon (2.81)

The 2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets season is the 10th National Hockey League (NHL) season in Columbus, Ohio.

Pre-season Edit

Regular seasonEdit

On February 3, 2010, the Jackets fired head coach Ken Hitchcock and named Claude Noel as interim head coach. [1]

Divisional standingsEdit

Central Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
1 yChicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
2 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
3 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
4 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
zSan Jose Sharks 82 51 20 11 264 215 113
yChicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
yVancouver Canucks 82 49 28 5 272 222 103
Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 7 225 202 107
Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 9 241 219 101
Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 244 233 95
St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
Calgary Flames 82 40 32 10 204 210 90
Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 11 238 251 89
Dallas Stars 82 37 31 14 237 254 88
Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 8 219 246 84
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79
Edmonton Oilers 82 27 47 8 214 284 62
bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won conference (and division)

Game logEdit

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • Silver background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2009–10 Game Log

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Nash, RickRick Nash 76 33 34 67 -2 58
Vermette, AntoineAntoine Vermette 82 27 38 65 +2 32
Huselius, KristianKristian Huselius 74 23 40 63 -4 36
Umberger, R.J.R.J. Umberger 82 23 32 55 -16 40
Voracek, JakubJakub Voracek 81 16 34 50 -7 26
Brassard, DerickDerick Brassard 79 9 27 36 -17 48
Stralman, AntonAnton Stralman 73 6 28 34 -17 37
Tyutin, FedorFedor Tyutin 80 6 26 32 -7 49
Torres, RaffiRaffi Torres 60 19 12 31 -8 32
Russell, KrisKris Russell 70 7 15 22 +3 32
Chimera, JasonJason Chimera 39 8 9 17 -7 47
Pahlsson, SammySammy Pahlsson 79 3 13 16 -9 32
Dorsett, DerekDerek Dorsett 51 4 10 14 +6 105
Hejda, JanJan Hejda 62 3 10 13 -14 36
Commodore, MikeMike Commodore 57 2 9 11 -9 62
Roy, MathieuMathieu Roy 31 0 10 10 -2 17
Klesla, RostislavRostislav Klesla 26 2 6 8 -7 26
Methot, MarcMarc Methot 60 2 6 8 -8 51
Murray, AndrewAndrew Murray 46 5 2 7 -6 6
Boll, JaredJared Boll 68 4 3 7 -8 149
Modin, FredrikFredrik Modin 24 2 4 6 -6 12
Clark, ChrisChris Clark 36 3 2 5 -8 21
MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie 18 1 3 4 +3 0
Blunden, MichaelMichael Blunden 40 2 2 4 +3 59
Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina 17 1 2 3 +2 10
Clitsome, GrantGrant Clitsome 11 1 2 3 0 6
Filatov, NikitaNikita Filatov 13 2 0 2 0 8
Kana, TomasTomas Kana 6 0 2 2 +2 2
Picard, AlexandreAlexandre Picard 9 0 0 0 -3 10
Sestito, TomTom Sestito 3 0 0 0 0 7
Frischmon, TrevorTrevor Frischmon 3 0 0 0 0 4
Mayorov, MaksimMaksim Mayorov 4 0 0 0 -1 0
Paetsch, NathanNathan Paetsch 10 0 0 0 -5 6
Moore, GregGreg Moore 4 0 0 0 0 0
Kolarik, ChadChad Kolarik 2 0 0 0 -1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Mason, SteveSteve Mason 58 3201 20 26 9 163 3.06 1653 .901 5 0 2 2
Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon 35 1771 12 9 6 83 2.81 858 .903 2 0 0 2

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Blue Jackets. Stats reflect time with the Blue Jackets only.
Traded mid-season
Italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records Edit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Mathieu Garon[2] NHL Third Star of the Week January 11, 2010

Records Edit

Player Record Number Reached
Steve Mason Career Shutouts 13 February 6, 2010

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Rick Nash 200th NHL Goal October 24, 2009
Antoine Vermette 100th NHL Goal January 8, 2010
Mathieu Garon 100th NHL Win January 8, 2010
Grant Clitsome 1st NHL Point
1st NHL Assist
March 2, 2010
Mike Blunden 1st NHL Point
1st NHL Assist
March 9, 2010
Fedor Tyutin 100th NHL Assist March 11, 2010
Mike Blunden 1st NHL Goal March 25, 2010
Grant Clitsome 1st NHL Goal March 27, 2010
Tomas Kana 1st NHL Point
1st NHL Assist
April 7, 2010

Transactions Edit

The Blue Jackets have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Trades Edit

Date
Details
June 26, 2009[3] To New York Islanders
1st-round pick (#16 overall) in 2009
3rd-round pick (#77 overall) in 2009
To Columbus Blue Jackets
1st-round pick (#26 overall) in 2009
2nd-round pick (#37 overall) in 2009
3rd-round pick (#62 overall) in 2009
4th round pick (#92 overall) in 2009
June 26, 2009 To Anaheim Ducks
1st-round pick (#26 overall) in 2009
2nd-round pick (#37 overall) in 2009
To Columbus Blue Jackets
1st-round pick (#21 overall) in 2009
June 27, 2009 To New York Islanders
3rd-round pick (#62 overall) in 2009
4th-round pick (#92 overall) in 2009
To Columbus Blue Jackets
2nd-round pick (#56 overall) in 2009
September 28, 2009[4] To Calgary Flames
3rd-round pick in 2010
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Anton Stralman
October 8, 2009[5] To Atlanta Thrashers
Future Considerations
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman
October 20, 2009[6] To Philadelphia Flyers
Stefan Legein
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Michael Ratchuk
December 8, 2009[7] To St. Louis Blues
Pascal Pelletier
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Brendan Bell
Tomas Kana
December 28, 2009[8] To Washington Capitals
Jason Chimera
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Chris Clark
Milan Jurcina
March 1, 2010[9] To New York Islanders
Dylan Reese
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Greg Moore
March 3, 2010[10] To Buffalo Sabres
Raffi Torres
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Nathan Paetsch

2nd-round pick in 2010

March 3, 2010[11] To Washington Capitals
Milan Jurcina
To Columbus Blue Jackets
conditional 6th-round pick in 2010
March 3, 2010[12] To Los Angeles Kings
Fredrik Modin
To Columbus Blue Jackets
conditional 7th-round pick in 2010
March 3, 2010[13] To Florida Panthers
Mathieu Roy
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Matt Rust
March 3, 2010[14] To Phoenix Coyotes
Alexandre Picard
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Chad Kolarik

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Samuel Pahlsson[15] Chicago Blackhawks 3 years, $7.95 million
Mathieu Garon[16] Pittsburgh Penguins 2 years, $2.4 million
Pascal Pelletier[17] Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, 2-way contract
Mathieu Roy[18] Springfield Falcons 1 year, 2-way contract
David Liffiton[19] EfB Ishockey 2-way contract
Dylan Reese[20] San Antonio Rampage 2-way contract

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Aaron Rome[21] Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $550,000
Wade Dubielewicz[22] Minnesota Wild undisclosed
Ole-Kristian Tollefsen[23] Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $600,000
Jason Williams[24] Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $1.5 million
Craig MacDonald[25] DEG Metro Stars undisclosed
Mike York[26] Rochester Americans 1 year
Manny Malhotra[27] San Jose Sharks 1 year, $700,000

Claimed via WaiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Retirement Edit

Player
Michael Peca[28]

Player Signings Edit

Player Contract terms
Brent Regner[29] 3 year entry level contract
Trevor Frischmon[30] 1 year, 2-way contract
Rick Nash[31] 8 years, $62.4 million extension
Jonathan Sigalet[32] 2 year, 2-way contract
Mike Blunden[33] 1 year, 2-way contract
John Moore[34] 3 year entry level contract
Marc Methot[35] 2 years
Dan LaCosta[36] 1 year, 2-way contract
Derick Brassard[37] 4 years, $13 million extension
Alexandre Picard[38] 1 year
Derek Dorsett[39] 2 year contract extension
Antoine Vermette[40] 5 year, $18.75 million contract extension
Matt Calvert[41] 3 year entry-level contract
Theo Ruth[42] 3 year entry-level contract

Draft picks Edit

Columbus had six picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 21 (from Philadelphia via Anaheim) John Moore (D) Flag of the United States United States Chicago Steel (United States Hockey League)
2 56 (from Boston via NY Islanders) Kevin Lynch (C) Flag of the United States United States U.S. National U18 Team (National Team Development Program)
4 94 (from Colorado) David Savard (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Moncton Wildcats (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
5 137 Thomas Larkin (D) Flag of Italy Italy (Exeter High) (United States High School)
6 167 Anton Blomqvist (D) Flag of Sweden Sweden Malmö Redhawks (J20 SuperElit)
7 197 Kyle Neuber (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)

Roster Edit

Updated April 10, 2010.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
12 Flag of Canada.svg Blunden, MikeMike Blunden

RW R 29 2009 Toronto, Ontario
40 Flag of the United States Boll, JaredJared Boll

RW R 30 2005 Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Flag of Canada.svg Brassard, DerickDerick Brassard

C L 29 2006 Hull, Quebec
11 Flag of the United States Clark, ChrisChris Clark

RW R 40 2009 South Windsor, Connecticut
44 Flag of Canada.svg Clitsome, GrantGrant Clitsome

D L 31 2004 Gloucester, Ontario
22 Flag of Canada.svg Commodore, MikeMike Commodore

D R 37 2008 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
15 Flag of Canada.svg Dorsett, DerekDerek Dorsett

RW R 29 2006 Kindersley, Saskatchewan
32 Flag of Canada.svg Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon

G R 38 2009 Chandler, Quebec
8 Flag of the Czech Republic Hejda, JanJan Hejda

D L 38 2007 Prague, Czechoslovakia
20 Flag of Sweden Huselius, KristianKristian Huselius

LW L 38 2008 Österhaninge, Sweden
97 Flag of the Czech Republic Klesla, RostislavRostislav Klesla

 (AInjury icon

D L 34 2000 Nový Jičín, Czechoslovakia
24 Flag of Canada.svg MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie

 Injury icon

C L 35 2008 Sudbury, Ontario
1 Flag of Canada.svg Mason, SteveSteve Mason

G R 28 2006 Oakville, Ontario
3 Flag of Canada.svg Methot, MarcMarc Methot

D L 31 2003 Ottawa, Ontario
17 Flag of Canada.svg Murray, AndrewAndrew Murray

C L 35 2001 Selkirk, Manitoba
61 Flag of Canada.svg Nash, RickRick Nash

 (C)

LW L 32 2002 Brampton, Ontario
26 Flag of Sweden Pahlsson, SamuelSamuel Pahlsson

 (A)

C L 38 2009 Ånge, Sweden
4 Flag of Canada.svg Paetsch, NathanNathan Paetsch

D L 33 2010 Leroy, Saskatchewan
10 Flag of Canada.svg Russell, KrisKris Russell

D L 29 2005 Red Deer, Alberta
6 Flag of Sweden Stralman, AntonAnton Stralman

D R 30 2009 Tibro, Sweden
51 Flag of Russia Tyutin, FedorFedor Tyutin

D L 33 2008 Izhevsk, Soviet Union
18 Flag of the United States Umberger, R. J.R. J. Umberger

 (A)

C L 34 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
50 Flag of Canada.svg Vermette, AntoineAntoine Vermette

 (A)

C L 34 2009 Saint-Agapit, Quebec
93 Flag of the Czech Republic Voracek, JakubJakub Voracek

RW L 27 2007 Kladno, Czechoslovakia


See also Edit

Farm teams Edit

The American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch and the East Coast Hockey League's Gwinnett Gladiators are the Blue Jackets' minor league affiliates for the 2009–10 season.

References Edit

  1. Blue Jackets fire Hitchcock
  2. Burrows, Hiller, Garon named week's '3 Stars'
  3. Blue Jackets Trade Picks with Islanders
  4. Blue Jackets Acquire Anton Stralman From Calgary in Exchange for 3rd Round Pick in 2010 NHL Entry Draft
  5. Blue Jackets Acquire Left Wing Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman from Atlanta Thrashers for Future Considerations
  6. Blue Jackets Acquire Defenseman Michael Ratchuk from Philadelphia Flyers for Forward Stefan Legein
  7. Blue Jackets Acquire Defenseman Brendan Bell, Forward Tomas Kana from St. Louis in Exchange for Forward Pascal Pelletier
  8. Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Defenseman Milan Jurcina, Forward Chris Clark from Washington in Exchange for Forward Jason Chimera
  9. Blue Jackets Acquire Center Greg Moore from NY Islanders in Exchange for Defenseman Dylan Reese
  10. Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Defenseman Nathan Paetsch, 2010 2nd Round Pick from Buffalo Sabres for Forward Raffi Torres
  11. Columbus Blue Jackets Trade Defenseman Milan Jurcina to Washington for Conditional Sixth Round Pick in 2010 Entry Draft
  12. Columbus Blue Jackets Trade Forward Fredrik Modin to Los Angeles for Conditional Seventh Round Pick in 2010 Entry Draft
  13. Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Forwards Matt Rust and Chad Kolarik in a Pair of Deals
  14. Report: Jackets deal Picard to Coyotes
  15. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Free Agent Center Samuel Pahlsson to a Three-Year Contract
  16. Garon Signed to a Two-Year Deal
  17. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Forward Pascal Pelletier
  18. Blue Jackets Sign D Mathieu Roy
  19. Columbus Blue Jackets make Several Moves to Finalize Season-Opening Roster
  20. Columbus Blue Jackets make Several Moves to Finalize Season-Opening Roster
  21. Canucks Pickup Defenceman Aaron Rome
  22. Wild agrees to terms with three players
  23. Flyers Agree to Terms with Tollefsen
  24. Red Wings reunite with Williams
  25. German team signs forward MacDonald
  26. AMERKS SIGN VETERAN MIKE YORK
  27. SHARKS SIGN FREE AGENT MALHOTRA
  28. Michael Peca retires after 13 NHL seasons
  29. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Brent Regner to Entry Level Contract
  30. Trevor Frischmon Signs One-Year Deal
  31. Rick Nash Signs Eight-Year Extension
  32. Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Defenseman Jonathan Sigalet
  33. Blue Jackets Re-Sign RW Mike Blunden
  34. Jackets Sign '09 First Round Pick John Moore
  35. Jackets Agree to Contract with D Marc Methot
  36. Blue Jackets Re-Sign G Dan LaCosta
  37. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Center Derick Brassard to Four-Year Contract Extension
  38. Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign LW Alexandre Picard
  39. Blue Jackets Sign RW Derek Dorsett to Two-Year Contract Extension
  40. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Center Antoine Vermette to a Five-Year Contract Extension
  41. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Forward Matt Calvert to Entry Level Contract
  42. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Theo Ruth to Three-Year Entry Level Contract

External linksEdit

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