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 National Hockey League (NHL). The 2004–05 NHL lockout, however, cancelled the entirety of the season.

Syracuse Crunch[edit]

A number of players from the Blue Jackets played the year with the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. The Crunch finished the season in fifth place in the seven-team North Division with a 36–33–4–7 record, earning 83 points. However, they failed to qualify for the 2005 Calder Cup playoffs

Europe[edit]

While some Blue Jackets joined the Crunch during the lockout, others crossed the Atlantic and played hockey in Europe. Reigning joint-Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy winner Rick Nash played for HC Davos in the National League A (NLA) in Switzerland, while David VýbornýDavid Vyborny returned to his native Czech Republic to play with Sparta Prague. Meanwhile, Nikolai Zherdev returned to Russia to play for former club CSKA Moscow.

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 (Hockey East)
2 59 Kyle Wharton  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
3 93 Dan LaCosta  Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
3 96 Andrei Plekhanov  Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (Russia)
5 133 Petr Pohl  Czech Republic Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)
6 167 Robert Page  United States The Blake School (USHS–MN)
6 190 Lennart Petrell  Finland HIFK (Finland)
7 198 Justin Vienneau  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
8 231 Brian McGuirk  United States Governor Dummer Academy (USHS–MA)
8 233 Matt Greer  United States White Bear Lake Area High School (USHS–MN)
9 271 Grant Clitsome  Canada Nepean Raiders (CJAHL)
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