2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets season
|2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets|
|General Manager||Scott Howson (Oct 2012 – Feb 2013) |
Jarmo Kekalainen (Feb – Apr 2013)
|Alternate captains||Adrian Aucoin|
|Average attendance||14,564 (80.3%)|
|Goals||Mark Letestu (13)|
|Assists||Vaclav Prospal (18)|
|Points||Vaclav Prospal (30)|
|Penalties in minutes||Jared Boll (100)|
|Plus/minus||Dalton Prout (+15)|
|Wins||Sergei Bobrovsky (21)|
|Goals against average||Sergei Bobrovsky (2.00)|
The 2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets season was the 13th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.
Despite a big improvement, the Blue Jackets failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs .
- 1 Off-season
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player statistics
- 4 Awards and records
- 5 Transactions
- 6 2012 Draft picks
- 7 See also
- 8 References
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On February 12, 2013, the Blue Jackets relieved General Manager Scott Howson of his duties after years of disappointing hockey in Columbus. On February 13, Jarmo Kekalainen was hired as the new GM. With his hiring, Kekalainen became the first European GM in NHL history. The team picked up steam after the change at general manager, going 20–10–5 to end the season just narrowly missing out on a playoff spot.
|1||p – Chicago Blackhawks||48||36||7||5||30||155||102||+53||77|
|2||x – St. Louis Blues||48||29||17||2||24||129||115||+14||60|
|3||x – Detroit Red Wings||48||24||16||8||22||124||115||+9||56|
|4||Columbus Blue Jackets||48||24||17||7||19||120||119||+1||55|
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
|1||CE||p – Chicago Blackhawks||48||36||7||5||30||155||102||+53||77|
|2||PA||y – Anaheim Ducks||48||30||12||6||24||140||118||+22||66|
|3||NW||y – Vancouver Canucks||48||26||15||7||21||127||121||+6||59|
|4||CE||x – St. Louis Blues||48||29||17||2||24||129||115||+14||60|
|5||PA||x – Los Angeles Kings||48||27||16||5||25||133||118||+15||59|
|6||PA||x – San Jose Sharks||48||25||16||7||17||124||116||+8||57|
|7||CE||x – Detroit Red Wings||48||24||16||8||22||124||115||+9||56|
|8||NW||x – Minnesota Wild||48||26||19||3||22||122||127||−5||55|
|9||CE||Columbus Blue Jackets||48||24||17||7||19||120||119||+1||55|
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Schedule and results
|2012–13 Game Log|
|Legend:= Win = Loss = OT/SO Loss|
†Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Blue Jackets. Stats reflect time with the Blue Jackets only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record
Awards and records
|Sergei Bobrovsky||Vezina Trophy||June 15, 2013|
The Blue Jackets have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.
Free agents signed
Free agents lost
Claimed via waivers
Lost via waivers
Lost via retirement
2012 Draft picks
|Round||#||Player||Pos||Nationality||College/Junior/Club Team (League)|
|1||2||Ryan Murray||D||Canada||Everett Silvertips (WHL)|
|2||31||Oscar Dansk||G||Sweden||Brynas IF (Elitserien)|
|3||62||Joonas Korpisalo||G||Finland||Jokerit U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)|
|4||95[b]||Josh Anderson||RW||Canada||London Knights (OHL)|
|6||152||Daniel Zaar||RW||Sweden||Rogle J20 (J20 SuperElit)|
|7||182||Gianluca Curcuruto||D||Canada||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)|
- Draft notes
Pick 30 – Los Angeles will send its first-round pick in the 2012 or 2013 NHL Draft to Columbus, at Columbus' option.
- The Blue Jackets' fourth-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as the result of a November 8, 2011 trade that sent Mark Letestu to the Blue Jackets in exchange for this pick.
- b The Vancouver Canucks fourth-round pick went to the Columbus Blue Jackets as a result of a February 27, 2012 trade that sent Samuel Pahlsson to the Canucks in exchange for this pick.
- The Blue Jackets' fifth-round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a June 29, 2011 trade that sent James Wisniewski to the Blue Jackets in exchange for this conditional pick (fifth round if Blue Jackets re-sign Wisniewski, else seventh round).
- "2012–2013 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN". ESPN. April 27, 2013.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- Blue Jackets relieve Scott Howson of his duties as Executive Vice President and General Manager
- Blue Jackets name Jarmo Kekalainen General Manager
- BLUE JACKETS NAME KEKALAINEN THEIR NEW GENERAL MANAGER
- "2012–2013 Regular Season Stats – Points – Columbus Blue Jackets – Statistics". Columbus Blue Jackets. April 29, 2013.
- "Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky Named Vezina Trophy Winner as NHL's Outstanding Goaltender for 2012-13 Season". Archived from the original on June 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky From Philadelphia Flyers In Exchange For Three Draft Picks
- Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Left Wing Nick Foligno From Ottawa Senators In Exchange For Defenseman Marc Methot
- Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon, Pick Acquired From New York Rangers
- Blue Jackets acquire RW Spencer Machacek from Winnipeg Jets in exchange for RW Tomas Kubalik
- Blue Jackets acquire forward Matthew Ford from Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for future considerations
- Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire RW Marian Gaborik From the New York Rangers
- Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Goaltender Michael Leighton, Third Round Pick in 2015 NHL Draft In Exchange for Goaltender Steve Mason
- Blue Jackets Acquire Forward Blake Comeau From Calgary in Exchange for Fifth Round Pick at 2013 NHL Entry Draft
- Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Left Wing Jonathan Audy-Marchessault
- Columbus Blue Jackets, Defenseman Adrian Aucoin Agree To Terms On A One-Year Contract For 2012–13 Season
- Blue Jackets sign defenseman Ilari Melart to a one-year entry level contract
- Alexandre Giroux heads for KHL
- Sanford off to KHL, goaltending market continues to thin out
- Oilers agree to terms with Dane Byers
- Jets agree to terms with Ben Maxwell & Mark Dekanich
- Bruins Sign Defenseman Aaron Johnson
- Martinek Agrees To One-Year Deal
- Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Forward Jake Hansen to Standard Two-Year Entry Level Contract
- Blue Jackets Ink Prospect Michael Chaput to Three-Year Entry Level Contract
- Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Defenseman Nikita Nikitin
- CBJ RE-SIGN BOLL
- Columbus Blue Jacket Re-Sign Defenseman Nick Holden
- Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Goaltender Curtis McElhinney
- Jackets Ink Foligno to Three-Year Deal
- Columbus Blue Jackets Sign 2012 First Pick Ryan Murray To Standard Three-Year Entry Level Deal
- Blue Jackets re-sign Mark Letestu to a two-year contract extension
- Blue Jackets sign center Lukas Sedlak to a three-year entry level contract
- Blue Jackets re-sign Matt Calvert to a two-year contract extension
- Blue Jackets re-sign Cam Atkinson to a two-year contract extension
- Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Goaltender Curtis McElhinney
- Blue Jackets sign goaltender Anton Forsberg to a three year, entry-level contract
- Blue Jackets re-sign Artem Anisimov to three-year contract extension