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Bemstrom Extended

August 6, 2022 - 3:49 PM ET

CBJ and F Emil Bemstrom agree on 2 year, $1.8M deal.

WJC CBJ Representation 2022

August 7, 2022 - 1:28 PM ET

After the winter postponement, the return of 2022 WJC Tournament begins this Tuesday, August 9, 2022. There are 5 Blue Jackets representing their countries. Below are the 5 and where they project to be throughout the tournament. What are your thoughts? Comment below! Team Canada F Kent Johns...

WJC Day One CBJ Report— Czechia Checkmate

August 10, 2022 - 7:04 PM ET

The Columbus Blue Jackets contributed for Czechia in their opening contest of the 2022 World Junior Championship tournament, squeezing a 5-4 victory over Slovakia. The Slovakian captain, Jackets prospect Samuel Knazko, did not play. For the three players on the Czechia roster that are current...

WJC Day Two CBJ Report— Connor Carries Canada; KJ Silent

August 11, 2022 - 6:47 PM ET

Canada was carried by Conor Berdard in their 5-2 win over Latvia. The projected number one pick in the 2023 NHL draft had a goal and assist. Ducks’ top prospect Mason McTavish had 2 assists. Columbus prospect Kent Johnson had one shot on goal and a minor. Next week begins the Trav...

WJC CBJ Weekend Roundup I— Michigan Alumni Does the Michigan for Canada

August 15, 2022 - 7:22 AM ET

Day 3 — August 11, 2022 Canada dominated Slovakia by the final score off 11-1. CBJ prospect Kent Johnson had one assist and 6 shots on goal for Team Canada. Czechia lost to Finland in the shootout, by the final score of 4-3. Martin Rysavy had 3 shots on goal. David Jiricek only had one sho...

WJC CBJ Preliminary Wrap— Single Game Knockouts Begin Tomorrow

August 16, 2022 - 7:56 PM ET

With the preliminary games completed and a day of rest, here is how the tournament went for the Columbus Blue Jackets prospects: Day 7 Canada clinches first overall in the tournament with a 5-3 win over Finland. Jackets’ forward Kent Johnson had a secondary assist on Mason McTavish’s...

Predicting the Traverse City Roster

August 17, 2022 - 8:48 PM ET

With the upcoming Traverse City Prospect Tournament in the month of September (15-19), this is what the projected lineup is too be given the development camp roster from July 2022. Forwards Malatesta—Johnson—Marchenko Hawel—Del Bel Belluz—Dumais O. Sillinger—Boyd—Achan Vierli...

CBJ QuarterFinal Wrap-Up Report: 4 for 4

August 18, 2022 - 7:02 PM ET

This is not the Wendy’s meal deal but the CBJ prospect special. All four Columbus prospects have advanced to the semifinals after winning their respective contests last evening. Starting with the least shocking of the two, Team Canada. The Canadian team dominated the Swiss by the final score of...