Potential Blue Jackets' Milestones For the 2020-21 Season

By Jacob Nitzberg on January 12, 2021 at 8:24 am
Aug 17, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) celebrates with teammates , defenseman Zach Werenski (8), center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18), and defenseman Seth Jones (3) after scoring a goal in the second period in game four of the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena.
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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
2 Cam Atkinson 198      
3 Nick Foligno 135      
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
2 Cam Atkinson 368      
3 Nick Foligno 318      
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.

Club Milestones

  • 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.