The Columbus Blue Jackets are an American professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. They play in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team joined the NHL in 2000 as an expansion team. The Blue Jackets have played their home games at the Nationwide Arena since their inaugural season. The Blue Jackets have never been to the NHL playoffs since their inaugural season. The franchise is owned by John P. McConnell, Scott Howson is their general manager, and Rick Nash is the team captain.
There have been five head coaches for the Blue Jackets franchise. The team's first head coach was Dave King, who coached for three seasons. Ken Hitchcock is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (226), the most regular-season game wins (103), the most regular-season points (249), and the franchise's all-time leader for the highest regular-season winning percentage (.490). Gerard Gallant and Gary Agnew have spent their entire NHL head coaching careers with the Blue Jackets. Hitchcock has been the head coach of the Blue Jackets since 2006.
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|#||Number of coaches[a]|
|W||Wins = 2 points|
|L||Losses = 0 points|
|T||Ties = 1 point|
|OT||Overtime/shootout losses = 1 point[b]|
|*||Spent entire NHL head coaching career with the Blue Jackets|
Coaches[edit | edit source]
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2008–09 season.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- a A running total of the number of coaches of the Blue Jackets. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
- b Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.
- c Each year is linked to an article about that particular NHL season.
References[edit | edit source]
- Columbus Blue Jackets coaches Register. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2009-01-05.
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