2004–05 Columbus Blue Jackets · NHL
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General Manager Doug MacLean
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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 Crunch[edit | edit source]

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.

Europe[edit | edit source]

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 picks[edit | edit source]

Columubus' draft picks at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 8 Alexandre Picard Flag of Canada Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
2 46 Adam Pineault Flag of the United States United States Boston College Eagles (NCAA)
2 59 Kyle Wharton Flag of Canada Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
3 93 Dan LaCosta Flag of Canada Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
3 96 Andrei Plekhanov Flag of Russia Russia Nizhnekamsk (Russia)
5 133 Petr Pohl Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)
6 167 Robert Page Flag of the United States United States The Blake School Bears (USHS)
6 190 Lennart Petrell Flag of Finland Finland HIFK (SM-liiga)
7 198 Justin Vienneau Flag of Canada Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
8 231 Brian McGuirk Flag of the United States United States Governor Dummer Academy (USHS)
8 233 Matt Greer Flag of the United States United States White Bear Lake Area High School Bears (USHS)
9 271 Grant Clitsome Flag of Canada Canada Nepean Raiders (CJAHL)

References[edit | edit source]

Columbus Blue Jackets
PlayersGMsSeasonsDraft PicksNationwide ArenaHead CoachesSyracuse Crunch (AHL), Elmira Jackals (ECHL), Youngstown Steelhounds (CHL)

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