2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets · NHL
Division 4th Central
Conference 9th Western
2012–13 record 24–17–7
Home record 14–5–5
Road record 10–12–2
Goals for 120
Goals against 119
General Manager Scott Howson (Oct.–Feb.)
Jarmo Kekalainen (Feb.–Apr.)
Coach Todd Richards
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Adrian Aucoin
Brandon Dubinsky
Jack Johnson
Arena Nationwide Arena
Average attendance 14,564 (80.3%)[1]
(24 games)
Team Leaders
Goals Mark Letestu (13)
Assists Vaclav Prospal (18)
Points Vaclav Prospal (30)
Penalties in minutes Jared Boll (100)
Wins Sergei Bobrovsky (21)
Goals against average Sergei Bobrovsky (2.00)
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The 2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets season was the 13th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[2] The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

Despite a big improvement, the Blue Jackets failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs .

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

On February 12, 2013, the Blue Jackets fired general manager Scott Howson after years of disappointing hockey in Columbus.[3] On February 13, Jarmo Kekalainen was hired as his replacement.[4] With his hiring, Kekalainen became the first European GM in NHL history.[5] The team picked up steam after the change at general manager, going 20–10–5 to end the season just narrowly missing out on a playoff spot.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Central Division
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 77
2 St. Louis Blues 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 60
3 Detroit Red Wings 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 56
4 Columbus Blue Jackets 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 55
5 Nashville Predators 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 41


bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks CE 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 77
2 y – Anaheim Ducks PA 48 30 12 6 24 140 118 66
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 59
4 St. Louis Blues CE 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 60
5 Los Angeles Kings PA 48 27 16 5 25 133 118 59
6 San Jose Sharks PA 48 25 16 7 17 124 116 57
7 Detroit Red Wings CE 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 56
8 Minnesota Wild NW 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 55
9 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 55
10 Phoenix Coyotes PA 48 21 18 9 17 125 131 51
11 Dallas Stars PA 48 22 22 4 20 130 142 48
12 Edmonton Oilers NW 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 45
13 Calgary Flames NW 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 42
14 Nashville Predators CE 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 41
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 39

Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific

  • – Division leader

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

2012–13 Game Log
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Final stats[6]

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospal 48 12 18 30 3 32
Letestu, MarkMark Letestu 46 13 14 27 7 10
Tyutin, FedorFedor Tyutin 48 4 18 22 9 28
Dubinsky, BrandonBrandon Dubinsky 29 2 18 20 2 76
Johnson, JackJack Johnson 44 5 14 19 −5 12
Foligno, NickNick Foligno 45 6 13 19 6 28
Umberger, R. J.R. J. Umberger 48 8 10 18 3 16
Anisimov, ArtemArtem Anisimov 35 11 7 18 −6 12
Atkinson, CamCam Atkinson 35 9 9 18 9 4
Brassard, DerickDerick Brassard

|| 34 || 7 || 11 || 18 || −2 || 16

Calvert, MattMatt Calvert 42 9 7 16 −9 32
Wisniewski, JamesJames Wisniewski 30 5 9 14 −1 15
Johansen, RyanRyan Johansen 40 5 7 12 −7 12
Nikitin, NikitaNikita Nikitin 38 3 6 9 2 17
Dorsett, DerekDerek Dorsett

|| 24 || 3 || 6 || 9 || −11 || 53

MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie 43 3 5 8 1 36
Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik

|| 12 || 3 || 5 || 8 || 5 || 6

Prout, DaltonDalton Prout 28 1 6 7 15 25
Boll, JaredJared Boll 43 2 4 6 1 100
Comeau, BlakeBlake Comeau

|| 9 || 2 || 3 || 5 || 5 || 6

Erixon, TimTim Erixon 31 0 5 5 4 14
Aucoin, AdrianAdrian Aucoin 36 0 4 4 −8 16
Gillies, ColtonColton Gillies 27 1 1 2 1 17
Goloubef, CodyCody Goloubef 11 1 0 1 −3 0
Moore, JohnJohn Moore

|| 17 || 0 || 1 || 1 || −5 || 2

Drazenovic, NickNick Drazenovic 8 0 0 0 −2 4
Holden, NickNick Holden 2 0 0 0 1 0
Collins, SeanSean Collins 5 0 0 0 −2 6
Savard, DavidDavid Savard 4 0 0 0 −3 0
Audy-Marchessault, JonathanJonathan Audy-Marchessault 2 0 0 0 −1 0
Totals 115 201 316 9 595

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky 38 37 2218:57 21 11 6 74 2.00 1084 0.932 4 0 0 0
Mason, SteveSteve Mason

|| 13 || 11 || 712:05 || 3 || 6 || 1 || 35 || 2.95 || 346 || 0.899 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0

Totals 48 2931:02 24 17 7 109 2.23 1430 0.924 4 0 0 0

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


Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Sergei Bobrovsky[7] Vezina Trophy June 15, 2013


Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Blue Jackets have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 22, 2012[8] To Philadelphia Flyers
2nd-round pick in 2012
4th-round pick in 2012
4th-round pick in 2013
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Sergei Bobrovsky
July 1, 2012[9] To Ottawa Senators
Marc Methot
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Nick Foligno
July 23, 2012[10] To New York Rangers
Rick Nash
Steven Delisle
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2013[lower-alpha 1]
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Artem Anisimov
Brandon Dubinsky
Tim Erixon
1st-round pick in 2013
March 10, 2013[11] To Winnipeg Jets
Tomas Kubalik
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Spencer Machacek
March 12, 2013[12] To Philadelphia Flyers
Future considerations
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Matthew Ford
April 3, 2013[13] To New York Rangers
Derick Brassard
Derek Dorsett
John Moore
6th-round pick in 2014
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Marian Gaborik
Steven Delisle
Blake Parlett
April 3, 2013[14] To Philadelphia Flyers
Steve Mason
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Michael Leighton
3rd-round pick in 2015
April 3, 2013[15] To Calgary Flames
5th-round pick in 2013
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Blake Comeau
April 3, 2013[16] To Pittsburgh Penguins
Future considerations
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Patrick Killeen

  1. 2012–2013 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN (April 27, 2013).
  2. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 47. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  3. Blue Jackets relieve Scott Howson of his duties as Executive Vice President and General Manager
  4. Blue Jackets name Jarmo Kekalainen General Manager
  5. BLUE JACKETS NAME KEKALAINEN THEIR NEW GENERAL MANAGER
  6. 2012–2013 Regular Season Stats – Points – Columbus Blue Jackets – Statistics. Columbus Blue Jackets (April 29, 2013).
  7. Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky Named Vezina Trophy Winner as NHL's Outstanding Goaltender for 2012-13 Season. Archived from the original on June 23, 2013. Retrieved on 2013-06-18.
  8. Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky From Philadelphia Flyers In Exchange For Three Draft Picks
  9. Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Left Wing Nick Foligno From Ottawa Senators In Exchange For Defenseman Marc Methot
  10. Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon, Pick Acquired From New York Rangers
  11. Blue Jackets acquire RW Spencer Machacek from Winnipeg Jets in exchange for RW Tomas Kubalik
  12. Blue Jackets acquire forward Matthew Ford from Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for future considerations
  13. Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire RW Marian Gaborik From the New York Rangers
  14. Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Goaltender Michael Leighton, Third Round Pick in 2015 NHL Draft In Exchange for Goaltender Steve Mason
  15. Blue Jackets Acquire Forward Blake Comeau From Calgary in Exchange for Fifth Round Pick at 2013 NHL Entry Draft
  16. http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=664033

Free agents signed[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Contract terms
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault[1] Connecticut Whale 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Adrian Aucoin[2] Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $2 million
Ilari Melart[3] HIFK 1 year, $925,000 entry-level contract

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Player New team Contract terms
Alexandre Giroux[4] Dynamo Riga 2 years
Curtis Sanford[5] Lokomotiv Yaroslavl undisclosed
Dane Byers[6] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $560,000
Mark Dekanich[7] Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $600,000
Aaron Johnson[8] Boston Bruins 1 year, $650,000
Radek Martinek[9] New York Islanders 1 year, $750,000

Claimed via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via retirement[edit | edit source]

Player

Player signings[edit | edit source]

Player Date Contract terms
Cody Bass[10] April 9, 2012 1 year, $700,000
Jake Hansen[11] April 12, 2012 Two-year, entry-level contract
Michael Chaput[12] April 28, 2012 Three-year, entry-level contract
Nikita Nikitin[13] June 28, 2012 2 years, $4.3 million
Jared Boll[14] June 30, 2012 2 years, $2.1 million
Nick Holden[15] June 30, 2012 1 year, $550,000
Curtis McElhinney[16] July 1, 2012 1 year, $750,000
Nick Foligno[17] July 5, 2012 3 years, $9.15 million
Ryan Murray[18] July 25, 2012 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Mark Letestu[19] April 2, 2013 2 years, $2.5 million contract extension
Lukas Sedlak[20] April 10, 2013 3 years, $1.84 million entry-level contract
Matt Calvert[21] April 23, 2013 2 years, $1.975 million contract extension
Cam Atkinson[22] April 26, 2013 2 years, $2.3 million contract extension
Curtis McElhinney[23] May 24, 2013 1 year, $600,000
Anton Forsberg[24] May 28, 2013 3 years, $1.965 million entry-level contract
Artem Anisimov[25] June 26, 2013 3 years, $9.85 million

2012 Draft picks[edit | edit source]

Columbus' picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Ryan Murray D  Canada Everett Silvertips (WHL)
2 31 Oscar Dansk G  Sweden Brynas IF (Elitserien)
3 62 Joonas Korpisalo G  Finland Jokerit U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)
4 95[b] Josh Anderson RW  Canada London Knights (OHL)
6 152 Daniel Zaar RW  Sweden Rogle BK Jr. (J20 SuperElit)
7 182 Gianluca Curcuruto D  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
Draft notes

Pick 30 – Los Angeles will send its first-round pick in the 2012 or 2013 NHL Draft to Columbus, at Columbus' option.

  • The Blue Jackets' fourth-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as the result of a November 8, 2011, trade that sent Mark Letestu to the Blue Jackets in exchange for this pick.
  • b  The Vancouver Canucks fourth-round pick went to the Columbus Blue Jackets as a result of a February 27, 2012, trade that sent Samuel Pahlsson to the Canucks in exchange for this pick.
  • The Blue Jackets' fifth-round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a June 29, 2011, trade that sent James Wisniewski to the Blue Jackets in exchange for this conditional pick (fifth round if Blue Jackets re-sign Wisniewski, else seventh round).

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Left Wing Jonathan Audy-Marchessault
  2. Columbus Blue Jackets, Defenseman Adrian Aucoin Agree To Terms On A One-Year Contract For 2012–13 Season
  3. Blue Jackets sign defenseman Ilari Melart to a one-year entry level contract
  4. Alexandre Giroux heads for KHL
  5. Sanford off to KHL, goaltending market continues to thin out
  6. Oilers agree to terms with Dane Byers
  7. Jets agree to terms with Ben Maxwell & Mark Dekanich
  8. Bruins Sign Defenseman Aaron Johnson
  9. Martinek Agrees To One-Year Deal
  10. [1]
  11. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Forward Jake Hansen to Standard Two-Year Entry Level Contract
  12. Blue Jackets Ink Prospect Michael Chaput to Three-Year Entry Level Contract
  13. Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Defenseman Nikita Nikitin
  14. CBJ RE-SIGN BOLL
  15. Columbus Blue Jacket Re-Sign Defenseman Nick Holden
  16. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Goaltender Curtis McElhinney
  17. Jackets Ink Foligno to Three-Year Deal
  18. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign 2012 First Pick Ryan Murray To Standard Three-Year Entry Level Deal
  19. Blue Jackets re-sign Mark Letestu to a two-year contract extension
  20. Blue Jackets sign center Lukas Sedlak to a three-year entry level contract
  21. Blue Jackets re-sign Matt Calvert to a two-year contract extension
  22. Blue Jackets re-sign Cam Atkinson to a two-year contract extension
  23. Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Goaltender Curtis McElhinney
  24. Blue Jackets sign goaltender Anton Forsberg to a three year, entry-level contract
  25. Blue Jackets re-sign Artem Anisimov to three-year contract extension
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