2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets season

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2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets
Division 5th Central
Conference 14th Western
2009–10 record 32–35–15
Home record 20–12–9
Road record 12–23–6
Goals for 216
Goals against 259
Team information
General Manager Scott Howson
Coach Ken Hitchcock (Oct-Feb)
Claude Noel (Feb-Apr) interim
Captain Rick Nash
Alternate captains Mike Commodore
Rostislav Klesla
Fredrik Modin (Oct-Mar)
Samuel Pahlsson (Mar-Apr)
R. J. Umberger
Antoine Vermette
Arena Nationwide Arena
Average attendance 15,416 (84.9%)
Total: 632,056
Team leaders
Goals Rick Nash (33)
Assists Kristian Huselius (40)
Points Rick Nash (67)
Penalties in minutes Jared Boll (149)
Plus/minus Derek Dorsett (+6)
Wins Steve Mason (20)
Goals against average Mathieu Garon (2.81)

The 2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets season is the tenth National Hockey League (NHL) season in Columbus, Ohio.

Regular season[edit]

On February 3, 2010, the Jackets fired Head Coach Ken Hitchcock and named Claude Noel as interim head coach. [1]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division[2]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
2 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
3 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
4 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference[3]
R GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – San Jose Sharks 82 51 20 11 264 215 113
2 y – Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks 82 49 28 5 272 222 103
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 7 225 202 107
5 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
6 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 9 241 219 101
7 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
8 Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 244 233 95
8.5
9 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
10 Calgary Flames 82 40 32 10 204 210 90
11 Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 11 238 251 89
12 Dallas Stars 82 37 31 14 237 254 88
13 Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 8 219 246 84
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79
15 Edmonton Oilers 82 27 47 8 214 284 62

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won conference (and division)

Schedule and results[edit]

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • Silver background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2009–10 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

The Blue Jackets were unable to qualify for the playoffs, despite qualifying the previous year.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Mason, SteveSteve Mason 58 3201 20 26 9 163 3.06 1653 .901 5 0 2 2
Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon 35 1771 12 9 6 83 2.81 858 .903 2 0 0 2

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

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Mathieu Garon[4] NHL Third Star of the Week January 11, 2010

Records[edit]

Player Record Number Reached
Steve Mason Career Shutouts 13 February 6, 2010

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Rick Nash 200th NHL Goal October 24, 2009
Antoine Vermette 100th NHL Goal January 8, 2010
Mathieu Garon 100th NHL Win January 8, 2010
Grant Clitsome 1st NHL Point
1st NHL Assist
March 2, 2010
Mike Blunden 1st NHL Point
1st NHL Assist
March 9, 2010
Fedor Tyutin 100th NHL Assist March 11, 2010
Mike Blunden 1st NHL Goal March 25, 2010
Grant Clitsome 1st NHL Goal March 27, 2010
Tomas Kana 1st NHL Point
1st NHL Assist
April 7, 2010

Transactions[edit]

The Blue Jackets have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Columbus had six picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 21 (from Philadelphia via Anaheim) John Moore (D)  United States Chicago Steel (USHL)
2 56 (from Boston via NY Islanders) Kevin Lynch (C)  United States US NTDP (NAHL)
4 94 (from Colorado) David Savard (D)  Canada Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
5 137 Thomas Larkin (D)  Italy (Exeter High) (US-HL)
6 167 Anton Blomqvist (D)  Sweden Malmo Redhawks (J20 SuperElit)
7 197 Kyle Neuber (RW)  Canada Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 10, 2010.[43]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
12 Canada Blunden, MikeMike Blunden RW R 30 2009 Toronto, Ontario
40 United States Boll, JaredJared Boll RW R 30 2005 Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Canada Brassard, DerickDerick Brassard C L 29 2006 Hull, Quebec
11 United States Clark, ChrisChris Clark RW R 41 2009 South Windsor, Connecticut
44 Canada Clitsome, GrantGrant Clitsome D L 32 2004 Gloucester, Ontario
22 Canada Commodore, MikeMike Commodore D R 37 2008 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
15 Canada Dorsett, DerekDerek Dorsett RW R 30 2006 Kindersley, Saskatchewan
32 Canada Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon G R 39 2009 Chandler, Quebec
8 Czech Republic Hejda, JanJan Hejda D L 38 2007 Prague, Czechoslovakia
20 Sweden Huselius, KristianKristian Huselius LW L 38 2008 Österhaninge, Sweden
97 Czech Republic Klesla, RostislavRostislav Klesla (AInjured Reserve D L 35 2000 Nový Jičín, Czechoslovakia
24 Canada MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie Injured Reserve C L 35 2008 Sudbury, Ontario
1 Canada Mason, SteveSteve Mason G R 28 2006 Oakville, Ontario
3 Canada Methot, MarcMarc Methot D L 31 2003 Ottawa, Ontario
17 Canada Murray, AndrewAndrew Murray C L 35 2001 Selkirk, Manitoba
61 Canada Nash, RickRick Nash (C) LW L 32 2002 Brampton, Ontario
26 Sweden Pahlsson, SamuelSamuel Pahlsson (A) C L 39 2009 Ånge, Sweden
4 Canada Paetsch, NathanNathan Paetsch D L 34 2010 Leroy, Saskatchewan
10 Canada Russell, KrisKris Russell D L 29 2005 Red Deer, Alberta
6 Sweden Stralman, AntonAnton Stralman D R 30 2009 Tibro, Sweden
51 Russia Tyutin, FedorFedor Tyutin D L 33 2008 Izhevsk, Soviet Union
18 United States Umberger, R. J.R. J. Umberger (A) C L 34 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
50 Canada Vermette, AntoineAntoine Vermette (A) C L 34 2009 Saint-Agapit, Quebec
93 Czech Republic Voracek, JakubJakub Voracek RW L 27 2007 Kladno, Czechoslovakia

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

The American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch and the ECHL's Gwinnett Gladiators are the Blue Jackets' minor league affiliates for the 2009–10 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Jackets fire Hitchcock
  2. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
  4. ^ Burrows, Hiller, Garon named week's '3 Stars'
  5. ^ Blue Jackets Trade Picks with Islanders
  6. ^ Blue Jackets Acquire Anton Stralman From Calgary in Exchange for 3rd Round Pick in 2010 NHL Entry Draft
  7. ^ Blue Jackets Acquire Left Wing Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman from Atlanta Thrashers for Future Considerations
  8. ^ Blue Jackets Acquire Defenseman Michael Ratchuk from Philadelphia Flyers for Forward Stefan Legein
  9. ^ Blue Jackets Acquire Defenseman Brendan Bell, Forward Tomas Kana from St. Louis in Exchange for Forward Pascal Pelletier
  10. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Defenseman Milan Jurcina, Forward Chris Clark from Washington in Exchange for Forward Jason Chimera
  11. ^ Blue Jackets Acquire Center Greg Moore from NY Islanders in Exchange for Defenseman Dylan Reese
  12. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Defenseman Nathan Paetsch, 2010 2nd Round Pick from Buffalo Sabres for Forward Raffi Torres
  13. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Trade Defenseman Milan Jurcina to Washington for Conditional Sixth Round Pick in 2010 Entry Draft
  14. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Trade Forward Fredrik Modin to Los Angeles for Conditional Seventh Round Pick in 2010 Entry Draft
  15. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Forwards Matt Rust and Chad Kolarik in a Pair of Deals
  16. ^ Report: Jackets deal Picard to Coyotes
  17. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Free Agent Center Samuel Pahlsson to a Three-Year Contract
  18. ^ Garon Signed to a Two-Year Deal
  19. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Forward Pascal Pelletier
  20. ^ Blue Jackets Sign D Mathieu Roy
  21. ^ a b Columbus Blue Jackets make Several Moves to Finalize Season-Opening Roster
  22. ^ Canucks Pickup Defenceman Aaron Rome
  23. ^ Wild agrees to terms with three players
  24. ^ Flyers Agree to Terms with Tollefsen
  25. ^ Red Wings reunite with Williams
  26. ^ German team signs forward MacDonald
  27. ^ AMERKS SIGN VETERAN MIKE YORK
  28. ^ SHARKS SIGN FREE AGENT MALHOTRA
  29. ^ Michael Peca retires after 13 NHL seasons
  30. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Brent Regner to Entry Level Contract
  31. ^ Trevor Frischmon Signs One-Year Deal
  32. ^ Rick Nash Signs Eight-Year Extension
  33. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Defenseman Jonathan Sigalet
  34. ^ Blue Jackets Re-Sign RW Mike Blunden
  35. ^ Jackets Sign '09 First Round Pick John Moore
  36. ^ Jackets Agree to Contract with D Marc Methot
  37. ^ Blue Jackets Re-Sign G Dan LaCosta
  38. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Center Derick Brassard to Four-Year Contract Extension
  39. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign LW Alexandre Picard
  40. ^ Blue Jackets Sign RW Derek Dorsett to Two-Year Contract Extension
  41. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Center Antoine Vermette to a Five-Year Contract Extension
  42. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Forward Matt Calvert to Entry Level Contract
  43. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets - Team - Roster". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 

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