A Long (But Not Comprehensive) List of Potential Blue Jackets' Milestones in the 2019-20 Season

By Jacob Nitzberg on August 21, 2019 at 1:20 pm
May 2, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) skates against the Boston Bruins in the first period during game four of the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide 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, as well as dates to circle on your calendar.

Any current players 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.

We'd like to give an enormous thanks to Reddit user u/SatanicMonk for compiling the data for this project.

Blue Jackets' Goal Milestones 

Club Rank Player Goals Milestone Player Club Rank
2 Cam Atkinson 186      
3 Nick Foligno 125      
4 Boone Jenner 102 120 R.J. Umberger 4
10 Brandon Dubinsky 72 88 Geoff Sanderson 7
12 Josh Anderson 64 88 Geoff Sanderson 7
22 Pierre-Luc Dubois 47 72 Matt Calvert 10
25 Oliver Bjorkstrand 44 64 Scott Hartnell 12
27 David Savard 40 45 Ray Whitney 23
29 Seth Jones 39 55 Artemi Panarin 19
34 Zach Werenski 38 53 Manny Malhotra 21
37 Alexander Wennberg 35 45 Ray Whitney 23

It's lonely at the top for Rick Nash. Atkinson will have to keep grinding to pass Nash, who is the club leader for virtually every offensive category.

Some potential big jumps include Dubois from 22nd to ninth, Oliver Bjorkstrand from 25th to 11th, Werenski from 34th to 21st, and Wennberg from 37th to 22nd. 

Blue Jackets' Point Milestones

Club Rank Player Points Milestone Player Club Rank
2 Cam Atkinson 342      
4 Nick Foligno 287 317 David Vyborny 3
6 Brandon Dubinsky 225 250 R.J. Umberger 5
7 Boone Jenner 199      
11 Alexander Wennberg 179 193 Ryan Johansen 8
15 Seth Jones 165 193 Ryan Johansen 8
18 David Savard 149 185 Fedor Tyutin 9
27 Zach Werenski 128 169 Artemi Panarin 12
30 Josh Anderson 111 154 Jack Johnson 16
31 Pierre-Luc Dubois 109 169 Artemi Panarin 12
36 Ryan Murray 101 121 James Wisniewski 28
37 Oliver Bjorkstrand 97 136 Jason Chimera 24

Also, mark your calendars for February 13th, 2020. When the Blue Jackets take on the Buffalo Sabres, it'll be the 1,500th game in franchise history. 

Another important date — March 28th, 2020. If John Tortorella is still coaching the Blue Jackets, it'll be his 400th game in charge of the club. If the Blue Jackets are able to get 24 wins this year (fingers crossed), Tortorella will reach 200 wins with the franchise.

We're ready for the season to start now.