2004–05 Columbus Blue Jackets season

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2004–05 Columbus Blue Jackets
2004–05 record
Team information
General Manager Doug MacLean
Coach Gerard Gallant
Captain Luke Richardson
Arena Nationwide Arena
Team leaders
<2003–04 2005–06>

The 2004–05 Columbus Blue Jackets season was the Blue Jackets' fifth season in the NHL, however the 2004–05 NHL lockout cancelled all of the games for the season.

Syracuse Crunch[edit]

A number of players from the Blue Jackets played the year with the team's 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 crossed the Atlantic and played hockey in Europe. Rocket Richard Trophy winner Rick Nash played for HC Davos in the Nationalliga A in Switzerland, while David Vyborny returned home to the Czech Republic and played with HC Sparta Praha. Nikolai Zherdev played with HC CSKA Moscow in Russia.

Draft picks[edit]

Columubus' draft picks at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft

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