It'll (hopefully) be a year of milestones for the Blue Jackets.
Below, you'll find potential club milestones for goals and points.
Any current Blue Jackets in the top 50 all-time for goals or points as a Blue Jacket were included in the data.
All potential milestones will be hit if players can match their best season as a Blue Jacket (or worse, depending on the milestone). If there's no milestone next to the player, it's because their best season as a Blue Jacket would not see them pass anyone.
Since the 2020-21 season is shortened to 56 games, players will likely not replicate their best 82-game season as a Blue Jacket. Therefore, their best seasons have been adjusted in the data to reflect what they would have been if that season was only 56 games.
Blue Jackets' Goal Milestones
|Club Rank||Player||Goals||Milestone||Player||Club Rank|
|5||Boone Jenner||113||120||R.J. Umberger||4|
|T-12||Pierre-Luc Dubois||65||79||Ryan Johansen||8|
|T-12||Oliver Bjorkstrand||65||79||Ryan Johansen||8|
|19||Zach Werenski||58||72||Brandon Dubinsky||11|
|26||Seth Jones||45||55||Artemi Panarin||22|
|31||David Savard||40||45||Ray Whitney||25|
Atkinson, barring injury, will score his 200th NHL goal this season. All of them have come as a member of the Blue Jackets. Dubois and Bjorkstrand will likely break into the top ten, and Werenski will come close.
Blue Jackets' Point Milestones
|Club Rank||Player||Points||Milestone||Player||Club Rank|
|7||Boone Jenner||223||250||R.J. Umberger||5|
|9||Seth Jones||195||225||Brandon Dubinsky||6|
|13||Zach Werenski||169||195||Ryan Johansen||10|
|17||David Savard||160||185||Fedor Tyutin||11|
|18||Pierre-Luc Dubois||158||193||Ryan Johansen||10|
|28||Oliver Bjorkstrand||133||154||Jack Johnson||19|
We will probably see some new faces in the top ten. Werenski and Dubois could make it in, and if Savard is able to regain his scoring touch, he could climb all the way up to 11th.
- This year will be the Blue Jackets' 20th as a member of the National Hockey League. They've played 1,512 games with a record of 660-672-33-147 (1500 points).
- John Tortorella will coach his 400th game for the Blue Jackets on January 29th vs. the Chicago Blackhawks. Tortorella is 209-140-42 as the head coach in Columbus (.588 points %).
The Blue Jackets will get their campaign underway on Thursday night against the Nashville Predators.