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The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional North American ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team plays in the Metropolitan division of the NHL’s Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets were founded in 2000 as an expansion team in the NHL. The team was very bad for its first few years in existence, failing to win 30 games until the 2005-2006 season. The Blue Jackets did not qualify for the playoffs until 2009, did not win a playoff game until 2014, and did not win their first playoff series until 2019 when they pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NHL history by sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blue Jackets have yet to win a division, conference, or Stanley Cup championship.
The Blue Jackets play their home games at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The city has been making pitches to the NBA to move a team into that arena to share with the Blue Jackets. The team has had just one Hall of Fame player on their roster, center Sergei Federov who played for the team from 2005 to 2008 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015. The Blue Jackets have yet to retire a jersey number.
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Head Coach: John Tortorella
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Metropolitan DivisionRivals:
2019 Win-Loss: 29-16-9
2019 ATS: 31-21