2004–05 Columbus Blue Jackets · NHL
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General Manager Doug MacLean
Coach Gerard Gallant
Captain Luke Richardson
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The 2004–05 Columbus Blue Jackets season would have been the Blue Jackets' 5th season in the NHL, however, the 2004–05 NHL lockout cancelled the season.

Syracuse CrunchEdit

A number of players from the Blue Jackets would play the year with the teams AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. The Crunch finished the season in 5th place in the 7 team North Division with a 36–33–4–7 record, earning 83 points, however, they failed to qualify for post-season play.


While some players joined the Crunch, others would cross the Atlantic Ocean and play hockey in Europe. Rocket Richard Trophy winner Rick Nash played for HC Davos in the Nationalliga A in Switzerland, while David Vyborny would return home to the Czech Republic and play with HC Sparta Praha and Nikolai Zherdev played with HC CSKA Moscow in Russia.

Draft picksEdit

Columubus' draft picks at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
18 Alexandre Picard Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
246 Adam Pineault Flag of the United States United States Boston College Eagles (NCAA)
259 Kyle Wharton Flag of Canada.svg Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
393 Dan LaCosta Flag of Canada.svg Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
396 Andrei Plekhanov Flag of Russia Russia Nizhnekamsk (Russia)
5133 Petr Pohl Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)
6167 Robert Page Flag of the United States United States The Blake School Bears (USHS)
6190 Lennart Petrell Flag of Finland Finland HIFK (SM-liiga)
7198 Justin Vienneau Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
8231 Brian McGuirk Flag of the United States United States Governor Dummer Academy (USHS)
8233 Matt Greer Flag of the United States United States White Bear Lake Area High School Bears (USHS)
9271 Grant Clitsome Flag of Canada.svg Canada Nepean Raiders (CJAHL)


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