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2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets · NHL
Division 5th Metropolitan
Conference 11th Eastern
2014–15 record 42–35–5
Home record 19–20–2
Road record 23–15–3
Goals for 236
Goals against 250
General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen
Coach Todd Richards
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Jared Boll
Brandon Dubinsky
Jack Johnson
Mark Letestu
Arena Nationwide Arena
Average attendance 15,391[1]
(36 games)
Team leaders
Goals Nick Foligno (31)
Assists Ryan Johansen (45)
Points Nick Foligno (73)
Penalties in minutes Jared Boll (109)
Wins Sergei Bobrovsky (23)
Goals against average Sergei Bobrovsky (2.78)

The 2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets season was the 15th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[2] The Blue Jackets missed the playoffs despite qualifying the previous year. The Blue Jackets finished strong, going 15-1-1 in their final 17 games.

Off-seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Jack Johnson Illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty during NHL Game No. 176 in Columbus on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 7:31 of the third period. 3 games $70,276.50 November 5, 2014[3]
Jared Boll Illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Maroon during NHL Game No. 1093 in Columbus on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 4:02 of the second period. 3 games $27,419.34 March 26, 2015[4]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2014–15 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player stats Edit

Final stats[5]

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Foligno, NickNick Foligno 79 31 42 73 16 50
Johansen, RyanRyan Johansen 82 26 45 71 −6 40
Hartnell, ScottScott Hartnell 77 28 32 60 1 100
Johnson, JackJack Johnson 79 8 32 40 −13 44
Atkinson, CamCam Atkinson 78 22 18 40 −2 22
Dubinsky, BrandonBrandon Dubinsky 47 13 23 36 11 43
Savard, DavidDavid Savard 82 11 25 36 0 71
Wisniewski, JamesJames Wisniewski

|| 56 || 8 || 21 || 29 || −10 || 34

Anisimov, ArtemArtem Anisimov 52 7 20 27 −6 8
Calvert, MattMatt Calvert 56 13 10 23 1 28
Dano, MarkoMarko Dano 35 8 13 21 12 14
Wennberg, AlexanderAlexander Wennberg 68 4 16 20 −19 22
Connauton, KevinKevin Connauton

|| 54 || 9 || 10 || 19 || 1 || 29

Jenner, BooneBoone Jenner 31 9 8 17 −5 12
Tyutin, FedorFedor Tyutin 67 3 12 15 8 40
Letestu, MarkMark Letestu 54 7 6 13 −9 0
Goloubef, CodyCody Goloubef 36 0 9 9 12 19
Skille, JackJack Skille 45 6 2 8 −18 16
Tropp, CoreyCorey Tropp 61 1 7 8 −14 76
Prout, DaltonDalton Prout 63 0 8 8 −14 85
Morin, JeremyJeremy Morin

|| 28 || 2 || 4 || 6 || 1 || 13

Erixon, TimTim Erixon

|| 19 || 1 || 5 || 6 || −3 || 4

Boll, JaredJared Boll 72 1 4 5 −13 109
Chaput, MichaelMichael Chaput 33 1 4 5 −8 21
Gibbons, BrianBrian Gibbons 25 0 5 5 2 8
Bourque, ReneRene Bourque

|| 8 || 4 || 0 || 4 || −2 || 4

Murray, RyanRyan Murray 12 1 2 3 1 8
Rychel, KerbyKerby Rychel 5 0 3 3 3 2
Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold

|| 18 || 1 || 2 || 3 || −7 || 9

Falk, JustinJustin Falk

|| 5 || 1 || 1 || 2 || −3 || 7

Collins, SeanSean Collins 8 0 2 2 0 2
Karlsson, WilliamWilliam Karlsson

|| 3 || 1 || 1 || 2 || 2 || 0

St-Denis, FredericFrederic St-Denis 4 0 1 1 −1 0
Anderson, JoshJosh Anderson 6 0 1 1 −1 2
Cracknell, AdamAdam Cracknell

|| 17 || 0 || 1 || 1 || −8 || 2

Craig, RyanRyan Craig 2 0 0 0 0 0
Clarkson, DavidDavid Clarkson

|| 3 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −1 || 14

Tyrell, DanaDana Tyrell 3 0 0 0 −1 0
Adam, LukeLuke Adam 3 0 0 0 0 4

Goaltenders
Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky 51 49 2994 30 17 3 134 2.69 1632 0.918 2 0 2 4
McElhinney, CurtisCurtis McElhinney 32 28 1710 12 14 2 82 2.88 949 0.914 0 0 0 0
Forsberg, AntonAnton Forsberg 5 5 256 0 4 0 20 4.69 149 0.866 0 0 0 0

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

Notable achievements Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky NHL Second Star of the Week[6] December 8, 2014
Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky NHL Third Star of the Month[7] January 2, 2015
Foligno, NickNick Foligno NHL All-Star game selection[8] January 10, 2015
Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky NHL All-Star game selection[8] January 10, 2015
Johansen, RyanRyan Johansen NHL All-Star game selection[8] January 10, 2015
Foligno, NickNick Foligno NHL All-Star game captain[9] January 14, 2015
Johansen, RyanRyan Johansen NHL All-Star game MVP[10] January 25, 2015
Johansen, RyanRyan Johansen NHL First Star of the Week[11] January 26, 2015
Hartnell, ScottScott Hartnell NHL First Star of the Week[12] March 16, 2015
Atkinson, CamCam Atkinson NHL Second Star of the Week[13] March 30, 2015
Foligno, NickNick Foligno NHL Third Star of the Week[14] April 6, 2015

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Wennberg, A.A. Wennberg 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 9, 2014
Dano, M.M. Dano 1st Career NHL Game October 9, 2014
M. Dano 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 11, 2014
Erixon, T.T. Erixon 1st Career NHL Goal October 26, 2014
McElhinney, C.C. McElhinney 100th Career NHL Game October 31, 2014
Johnson, J.J. Johnson 500th Career NHL Game October 31, 2014
Johansen, R.R. Johansen 200th Career NHL Game November 1, 2014
Forsberg, A.A. Forsberg 1st Career NHL Game November 1, 2014
Wisniewski, J.J. Wisniewski 200th Career NHL Assist November 8, 2014
Bobrovsky, S.S. Bobrovsky 100th Career NHL Win November 15, 2014
J. Wisniewski 500th Career NHL Game November 25, 2014
Prout, D.D. Prout 100th Career NHL Game November 25, 2014
Tropp, C.C. Tropp 100th Career NHL Game November 28, 2014
Rychel, K.K. Rychel 1st Career NHL Game November 29, 2014
J. Johnson 200th Career NHL Point November 29, 2014
Dubinsky, B.B. Dubinsky 500th Career NHL Game December 11, 2014
S. Bobrovsky 200th Career NHL Game December 16, 2014
S. Bobrovsky 10th Career NHL Shutout December 16, 2014
Foligno, N.N. Foligno 100th Career NHL Goal December 18, 2014
Chaput, M.M. Chaput 1st Career NHL Goal December 18, 2014
A. Wennberg 1st Career NHL Goal December 22, 2014
N. Foligno 500th Career NHL Game December 31, 2014
B. Dubinsky 100th Career NHL Goal January 4, 2015
Tyutin, F.F. Tyutin 700th Career NHL Game January 6, 2015
Hartnell, S.S. Hartnell 300th Career NHL Assist January 6, 2015
Anderson, J.J. Anderson 1st Career NHL Game January 16, 2015
S. Hartnell 1,000th Career NHL Game February 9, 2015
B. Dubinsky 300th Career NHL Point February 14, 2015
Calvert, M.M. Calvert 200th Career NHL Game February 22, 2015
Atkinson, C.C. Atkinson 200th Career NHL Game March 3, 2015
B. Dubinsky 200th Career NHL Assist March 10, 2015
C. Atkinson 100th Career NHL Point March 13, 2015
Anisimov, A.A. Anisimov 100th Career NHL Assist March 19, 2015

Transactions Edit

The Blue Jackets have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season.

TradesEdit

June 28, 2014[15] To Detroit Red Wings
EDM's 3rd-round pick in 2014
To Columbus Blue Jackets
3rd-round pick in 2014
3rd-round pick in 2015
July 1, 2014[16] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Matt Frattin
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jerry D'Amigo
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2015
November 15, 2014[17] To St. Louis Blues
5th-round pick in 2016
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jordan Leopold
December 14, 2014[18] To Chicago Blackhawks
Tim Erixon
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jeremy Morin
December 16, 2014[19] To Buffalo Sabres
Jerry D'Amigo
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Luke Adam
February 26, 2015[20] To St. Louis Blues
Adam Cracknell
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Future considerations
February 26, 2015[21] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Nathan Horton
To Columbus Blue Jackets
David Clarkson
March 2, 2015[22] To Anaheim Ducks
James Wisniewski
DET's 3rd-round pick in 2015
To Columbus Blue Jackets
William Karlsson
Rene Bourque
2nd-round pick in 2015
March 2, 2015[23] To Minnesota Wild
Jordan Leopold
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Justin Falk
5th-round pick in 2015

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Brian Gibbons Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $750,000 [24]
April 20, 2015 Markus Hannikainen JYP Jyvaskyla 2 years, entry-level contract [25]
June 1, 2015 Dean Kukan Lulea HF 2 years, entry-level contract [26]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Derek MacKenzie Florida Panthers 3 years, $3.9 million [27]
July 1, 2014 Blake Comeau Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $700,000 [28]
July 1, 2014 Cody Bass Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $550,000 [29]
July 1, 2014 Jack Skille New York Islanders 1 year, $750,000 [30]
July 1, 2014 Mike McKenna Arizona Coyotes 1 year, $550,000 [31]
July 1, 2014 Carter Camper Ottawa Senators 1 year, $600,000 [32]
July 1, 2014 Jeremy Smith Boston Bruins 1 year, $550,000 [33]
July 2, 2014 Nick Schultz Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $1.25 million [34]
July 5, 2014 Patrick McNeill Arizona Coyotes 1 year, $550,000 [35]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Previous team Date
Jack Skille[36] New York Islanders October 5, 2014
Adam Cracknell[37] Los Angeles Kings October 7, 2014
Kevin Connauton[38] Dallas Stars November 18, 2014

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date


Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 28, 2014 Dalton Prout 2 years, $2.15 million contract extension [39]
July 1, 2014 Frederic St-Denis 1 year, $550,000 contract extension [40]
July 5, 2014 David Savard 2 years, $2.6 million [41]
July 7, 2014 Corey Tropp 2 years, $1.25 million [42]
July 7, 2014 Cody Goloubef 1 year, $625,000 [43]
July 8, 2014 Sean Collins 1 year, $620,000 [44]
July 9, 2014 Will Weber 1 year, $600,000 [45]
July 11, 2014 Brandon Dubinsky 6 year, $35.1 million contract extension [46]
July 15, 2014 Tim Erixon 1 year, $600,000 [47]
July 28, 2014 Dana Tyrell 1 year, $655,000 [48]
July 29, 2014 Jerry D'Amigo 1 year, $850,500 [49]
September 11, 2014 Sonny Milano 3 years, entry-level contract [50]
October 6, 2014 Ryan Johansen 3 years, $12 million [51]
December 31, 2014 Nick Foligno 6 years, $33 million contract extension [52]
January 9, 2015 Sergei Bobrovsky 4 years, $29.7 million contract extension [53]
March 1, 2015 Dillon Heatherington 3 years, entry-level contract [54]
March 2, 2015 Cam Atkinson 3 years, $10.5 million contract extension [55]
March 6, 2015 Nick Moutrey 3 years, entry-level contract [56]
March 28, 2015 Cody Goloubef 2 years, contract extension [57]
May 29, 2015 Justin Falk 1 year [58]
June 1, 2015 Blake Siebenaler 3 years, entry-level contract [26]
June 24, 2015 Curtis McElhinney 2 years, contract extension [59]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Columbus Blue Jackets draft picks

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27–28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 16 Sonny Milano LW Flag of the United States United States US NTDP (USHL)
2 47 Ryan Collins (D) Flag of the United States United States US NTDP (USHL)
3 76[a] Elvis Merzlikins G Flag of Latvia Latvia HC Lugano (NLA)
3 77 Blake Siebenaler D Flag of the United States United States Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
4 107 Julien Pelletier LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
5 137[b] Tyler Bird RW Flag of the United States United States Kimball Union Wildcats (NEPSAC)
7 197 Olivier Leblanc D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
Draft notes

The Detroit Red Wings' third-round pick went to the Columbus Blue Jackets as the result of a trade on June 28, 2014 that sent Edmonton's third-round pick in 2014 (63rd overall) to Detroit in exchange for a third-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[60]

The Columbus Blue Jackets' fifth-round pick was re-acquired as the result of a trade on June 25, 2014 that sent Nikita Nikitin to Edmonton in exchange for this pick.[61]
     Edmonton previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade March 5, 2014 that sent Nick Schultz to Columbus in exchange for this pick.[62]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN.
  2. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 49. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  3. Blue Jackets' Johnson suspended three games. NHL (November 5, 2014).
  4. Blue Jackets forward Boll suspended three games. NHL (March 26, 2015).
  5. 5.0 5.1 2014-2015 Regular Season Stats - Points - Columbus Blue Jackets - Statistics. Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved on April 15, 2015.
  6. Datsyuk, Bobrovsky, Ekblad named stars of the week. NHL (December 8, 2014).
  7. Getzlaf, Kane, Bobrovsky named three stars. NHL (January 2, 2015).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  9. Foligno, Toews named NHL All-Star Game captains. NHL (January 14, 2015).
  10. Blue Jackets' Johansen named MVP of All-Star Game. NHL (January 25, 2015).
  11. Johansen, Karlsson and Parise named stars of week. NHL (January 26, 2015).
  12. Hartnell, Talbot and Hammond named stars of week. NHL (March 16, 2015).
  13. Dubnyk, Atkinson and O'Reilly named stars of week. NHL (March 30, 2015).
  14. Hammond, Schenn and Foligno named stars of week. NHL (April 6, 2015).
  15. Columbus Blue Jackets Select Six Players on Day Two of 2014 NHL Entry Draft
  16. Blue Jackets acquire Jerry D'Amigo, conditional pick from Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Frattin
  17. Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Jordan Leopold from St. Louis Blues
  18. Blue Jackets acquire forward Jeremy Morin from Chicago in exchange for Tim Erixon
  19. Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Center Luke Adam From Buffalo Sabres in Exchange for Left Wing Jerry D'Amigo
  20. Blue Jackets trade Adam Cracknell to St. Louis Blues in exchange for future considerations
  21. Blue Jackets acquire David Clarkson from Toronto in exchange for Nathan Horton
  22. Blue Jackets acquire William Karlsson, Rene Bourque and a second-round pick (2015) from Anaheim in exchange for James Wisniewski
  23. Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick (2015) in exchange for Jordan Leopold
  24. Blue Jackets sign Brian Gibbons to a one-year, two-way contract
  25. Blue Jackets sign forward Markus Hannikainen to entry level contract
  26. 26.0 26.1 Blue Jackets sign defensemen Blake Siebenaler and Dean Kukan to entry level contracts
  27. C Derek MacKenzie Agrees to Three-Year Contract with Florida Panthers
  28. Penguins Sign Forward Blake Comeau
  29. Blackhawks agree to terms with three
  30. Islanders Sign Three To Two-Way Deals
  31. Coyotes Sign Bolduc, Campbell, Hodgman, McKenna & Reese
  32. Senators add forward Camper on two-way contract
  33. Bruins Sign Goaltender Jeremy Smith to a One-Year, Two-Way Contract
  34. Flyers sign defenseman Nick Schultz
  35. Archived copy.
  36. Blue Jackets claim forward Jack Skille off waivers from New York Islanders; place four on injured reserve
  37. Blue Jackets claim Adam Cracknell on waivers from Los Angeles; place Brandon Dubinsky on injured reserve
  38. Blue Jackets claim defenseman Kevin Connauton on waivers from Dallas Stars
  39. Blue Jackets sign defenseman Dalton Prout to two-year extension
  40. Blue Jackets sign defenseman Frederic St-Denis to a one-year contract extension
  41. Blue Jackets re-sign defenseman David Savard to a two-year contract
  42. Blue Jackets re-sign Corey Tropp to two-year contract
  43. Blue Jackets re-sign Cody Goloubef to a one-year contract
  44. Blue Jackets sign Sean Collins to a one-year, two-way contract
  45. Blue Jackets sign Will Weber to a one-year, two-way contract
  46. Blue Jackets sign Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension
  47. Blue Jackets re-sign defenseman Tim Erixon to a one-year contract
  48. Blue Jackets re-sign Tyrell to one-year contract
  49. Blue Jackets sign forward Jerry D'Amigo
  50. Blue Jackets sign 2014 first-round draft pick Sonny Milano to entry level contract
  51. Blue Jackets agree to terms with Ryan Johansen on a three-year contract
  52. Blue Jackets sign Nick Foligno to six-year contract extension
  53. Blue Jackets sign goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to four-year contract extension
  54. Blue Jackets sign 2013 second-round draft pick Dillon Heatherington
  55. Blue Jackets sign Cam Atkinson to three-year contract extension
  56. Blue Jackets sign forward Nick Moutrey to three-year, entry level contract
  57. Blue Jackets sign defenseman Cody Goloubef to two-year contract
  58. Blue Jackets sign defenseman Justin Falk to one-year, two-way contract
  59. Blue Jackets sign goaltender Curtis McElhinney to two-year contract extension
  60. Notes from the 2014 NHL Draft (June 28, 2014). Retrieved on June 28, 2014.
  61. Oilers Acquire D Nikitin from Blue Jackets for Pick (June 25, 2014). Retrieved on June 25, 2014.
  62. Blue Jackets obtain Nick Schultz from Oilers: report. National Hockey League (March 5, 2014). Retrieved on March 5, 2014.
  63. Wild, Rangers swap Falk, Ferriero. National Hockey League (June 30, 2013). Retrieved on June 30, 2013.
  64. Kekalainen injects life into Blue Jackets with Gaborik. National Hockey League (April 3, 2013). Retrieved on April 3, 2013.
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