8 Facts About Blue Jackets

1. On January 6, 2016, the Blue Jackets traded Ryan Johansen to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Seth Jones.

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2. The Blue Jackets made a large jump in history when Jack Johnson scored the first goal of the game.

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3. At the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Blue Jackets traded their second and fourth round picks to the Philadelphia Flyers for the eventual winner of the 2013 Vezina Trophy, goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

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4. The Blue Jackets traded veteran centers Antoine Vermette and Samuel Pahlsson for goaltender Curtis McElhinney and several draft picks at the trade deadline.

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5. The Blue Jackets were involved with the first major deal of the 2009 NHL trade deadline, by trading goaltender Pascal Leclaire and a second-round draft pick to the Ottawa Senators for skilled center Antoine Vermette.

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6. The Blue Jackets signed free agents Kristian Huselius and Mike Commodore to multi-year contracts.

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7. The Blue Jackets made many trades in the 2008 off-season.

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8. The Blue Jackets finished with just 62 points, but it was enough to help them break out of last place in the Central Division for the first time, finishing ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks.

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