2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets season

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2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets
Division 5th Metropolitan
Conference 11th Eastern
2014–15 record 42–35–5
Home record 19–20–2
Road record 23–15–3
Goals for 236
Goals against 250
Team information
General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen
Coach Todd Richards
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Jared Boll
Brandon Dubinsky
Jack Johnson
Mark Letestu
Arena Nationwide Arena
Average attendance 15,391[1]
(36 games)
Team leaders
Goals Nick Foligno (31)
Assists Ryan Johansen (45)
Points Nick Foligno (73)
Penalties in minutes Jared Boll (109)
Plus/minus Nick Foligno (+16)
Wins Sergei Bobrovsky (23)
Goals against average Sergei Bobrovsky (2.78)

The 2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets season was the 15th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[2] The Blue Jackets missed the playoffs despite qualifying the previous year. The Blue Jackets finished strong, going 15-1-1 in their final 17 games.

Off-season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – New York Rangers 82 53 22 7 49 252 192 +60 113
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 45 26 11 40 242 203 +39 101
3 x – New York Islanders 82 47 28 7 40 252 230 +22 101
4 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 43 27 12 39 221 210 +11 98
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 42 35 5 33 236 250 −14 89
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 33 31 18 30 215 234 −19 84
7 New Jersey Devils 82 32 36 14 27 181 216 −35 78
8 Carolina Hurricanes 82 30 41 11 25 188 226 −38 71
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 50 22 10 43 221 189 +32 110
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 50 24 8 47 262 211 +51 108
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 43 25 14 39 235 221 +14 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – New York Rangers 82 53 22 7 49 252 192 +60 113
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 45 26 11 40 242 203 +39 101
3 x – New York Islanders 82 47 28 7 40 252 230 +22 101
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT x – Ottawa Senators 82 43 26 13 37 238 215 +23 99
2 ME x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 43 27 12 39 221 210 +11 98
3 AT Boston Bruins 82 41 27 14 37 213 211 +2 96
4 AT Florida Panthers 82 38 29 15 30 206 223 −17 91
5 ME Columbus Blue Jackets 82 42 35 5 33 236 250 −14 89
6 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 33 31 18 30 215 234 −19 84
7 ME New Jersey Devils 82 32 36 14 27 181 216 −35 78
8 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 30 41 11 25 188 226 −38 71
9 AT Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 25 211 262 −51 68
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 23 51 8 15 161 274 −113 54
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Suspensions/fines[edit]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Jack Johnson Illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty during NHL Game No. 176 in Columbus on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 7:31 of the third period. 3 games $70,276.50 November 5, 2014[3]
Jared Boll Illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Maroon during NHL Game No. 1093 in Columbus on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 4:02 of the second period. 3 games $27,419.34 March 26, 2015[4]

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2014–15 Game Log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player stats[edit]

Final stats[5]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Sergei Bobrovsky 51 49 2994 30 17 3 134 2.69 1632 0.918 2 0 2 4
Curtis McElhinney 32 28 1710 12 14 2 82 2.88 949 0.914 0 0 0 0
Anton Forsberg 5 5 256 0 4 0 20 4.69 149 0.866 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Blue Jackets. Stats reflect time with the Blue Jackets only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Blue Jackets only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Blue Jackets have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season.

Trades[edit]

June 28, 2014[15] To Detroit Red Wings
EDM's 3rd-round pick in 2014
To Columbus Blue Jackets
3rd-round pick in 2014
3rd-round pick in 2015
July 1, 2014[16] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Matt Frattin
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jerry D'Amigo
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2015
November 15, 2014[17] To St. Louis Blues
5th-round pick in 2016
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jordan Leopold
December 14, 2014[18] To Chicago Blackhawks
Tim Erixon
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jeremy Morin
December 16, 2014[19] To Buffalo Sabres
Jerry D'Amigo
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Luke Adam
February 26, 2015[20] To St. Louis Blues
Adam Cracknell
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Future considerations
February 26, 2015[21] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Nathan Horton
To Columbus Blue Jackets
David Clarkson
March 2, 2015[22] To Anaheim Ducks
James Wisniewski
DET's 3rd-round pick in 2015
To Columbus Blue Jackets
William Karlsson
Rene Bourque
2nd-round pick in 2015
March 2, 2015[23] To Minnesota Wild
Jordan Leopold
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Justin Falk
5th-round pick in 2015

Draft picks[edit]

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27–28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 16 Sonny Milano LW United States United States US NTDP (USHL)
2 47 Ryan Collins (D) United States United States US NTDP (USHL)
3 76[a] Elvis Merzlikins G Latvia Latvia HC Lugano (NLA)
3 77 Blake Siebenaler D United States United States Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
4 107 Julien Pelletier LW Canada Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
5 137[b] Tyler Bird RW United States United States Kimball Union Wildcats (NEPSAC)
7 197 Olivier Leblanc D Canada Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
Draft notes

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Blue Jackets forward Boll suspended three games". NHL. March 26, 2015.
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  15. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Select Six Players on Day Two of 2014 NHL Entry Draft
  16. ^ Blue Jackets acquire Jerry D'Amigo, conditional pick from Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Frattin
  17. ^ Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Jordan Leopold from St. Louis Blues
  18. ^ Blue Jackets acquire forward Jeremy Morin from Chicago in exchange for Tim Erixon
  19. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Center Luke Adam From Buffalo Sabres in Exchange for Left Wing Jerry D'Amigo
  20. ^ Blue Jackets trade Adam Cracknell to St. Louis Blues in exchange for future considerations
  21. ^ Blue Jackets acquire David Clarkson from Toronto in exchange for Nathan Horton
  22. ^ Blue Jackets acquire William Karlsson, Rene Bourque and a second-round pick (2015) from Anaheim in exchange for James Wisniewski
  23. ^ Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick (2015) in exchange for Jordan Leopold
  24. ^ Blue Jackets sign Brian Gibbons to a one-year, two-way contract
  25. ^ Blue Jackets sign forward Markus Hannikainen to entry level contract
  26. ^ a b Blue Jackets sign defensemen Blake Siebenaler and Dean Kukan to entry level contracts
  27. ^ C Derek MacKenzie Agrees to Three-Year Contract with Florida Panthers
  28. ^ Penguins Sign Forward Blake Comeau
  29. ^ Blackhawks agree to terms with three
  30. ^ Islanders Sign Three To Two-Way Deals
  31. ^ Coyotes Sign Bolduc, Campbell, Hodgman, McKenna & Reese
  32. ^ Senators add forward Camper on two-way contract
  33. ^ Bruins Sign Goaltender Jeremy Smith to a One-Year, Two-Way Contract
  34. ^ Flyers sign defenseman Nick Schultz
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  36. ^ Blue Jackets claim forward Jack Skille off waivers from New York Islanders; place four on injured reserve
  37. ^ Blue Jackets claim Adam Cracknell on waivers from Los Angeles; place Brandon Dubinsky on injured reserve
  38. ^ Blue Jackets claim defenseman Kevin Connauton on waivers from Dallas Stars
  39. ^ Blue Jackets sign defenseman Dalton Prout to two-year extension
  40. ^ Blue Jackets sign defenseman Frederic St-Denis to a one-year contract extension
  41. ^ Blue Jackets re-sign defenseman David Savard to a two-year contract
  42. ^ Blue Jackets re-sign Corey Tropp to two-year contract
  43. ^ Blue Jackets re-sign Cody Goloubef to a one-year contract
  44. ^ Blue Jackets sign Sean Collins to a one-year, two-way contract
  45. ^ Blue Jackets sign Will Weber to a one-year, two-way contract
  46. ^ Blue Jackets sign Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension
  47. ^ Blue Jackets re-sign defenseman Tim Erixon to a one-year contract
  48. ^ Blue Jackets re-sign Tyrell to one-year contract
  49. ^ Blue Jackets sign forward Jerry D'Amigo
  50. ^ Blue Jackets sign 2014 first-round draft pick Sonny Milano to entry level contract
  51. ^ Blue Jackets agree to terms with Ryan Johansen on a three-year contract
  52. ^ Blue Jackets sign Nick Foligno to six-year contract extension
  53. ^ Blue Jackets sign goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to four-year contract extension
  54. ^ Blue Jackets sign 2013 second-round draft pick Dillon Heatherington
  55. ^ Blue Jackets sign Cam Atkinson to three-year contract extension
  56. ^ Blue Jackets sign forward Nick Moutrey to three-year, entry level contract
  57. ^ Blue Jackets sign defenseman Cody Goloubef to two-year contract
  58. ^ Blue Jackets sign defenseman Justin Falk to one-year, two-way contract
  59. ^ Blue Jackets sign goaltender Curtis McElhinney to two-year contract extension
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