CBJ Draft Tracker: Columbus Blue Jackets Complete 2020 NHL Draft With Five Selections

By 1OB Staff on October 7, 2020 at 5:01 pm
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We're here tracking the Columbus Blue Jackets' selections in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

Round 1, 21st Overall: RW Yegor Chinakhov

The Jackets shocked a lot of observers, taking 19-year-old Russian winger Yegor Chinakhov with the 21st overall pick in the draft.

“We have our scouts for a reason and that's who we believe in,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said of the surprise pick. “Chinakhov has very high skill.”

DOB: February 1, 2001 (19)
BIRTHPLACE: Omsk, Russia
SIZE: 5-11/179
POS: Right Wing

Round 3, 78th Overall: D Samuel Knazko

Kekalainin went back to his native Finland to pluck Slovakian blueliner Samuel Knazko with the team's third-round pick.

Knazko is a puck-moving defenseman with a solid frame and room to grow.

DOB: August 7, 2002 (18)
BIRTHPLACE: Trencin, Slovakia
SIZE: 6-1/191
POS: Defense

Round 4, 114th Overall: C Mikael Pyyhtia

The Blue Jackets nabbed center Mikael Pyyhtia with their fourth-round pick. Though on the smaller side, Pyythia, a TPS U20 teammate of the Blue Jackets' third-round selection, Samuel Knazko, can absolutely light the lamp.

DOB: December 17, 2001 (18)
BIRTHPLACE: Turku, Finland
SIZE: 5-11/174
POS: Center

Round 5, 145th Overall: D Ole Bjorgvik-Holm

Columbus continued to add defensive depth, selecting Norwegian defenseman Ole Bjorgvik-Holm with their fifth-round selection, 145th overall.

Bjorgvik-Holm played the 2019-20 season with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, where he registered 2-17-19 in 57 games.

DOB: May 23, 2002 (18)
BIRTHPLACE: Oslo, Norway
SIZE: 6-3/201
POS: Defense

Round 6, 176th Overall: D Samuel Johannesson

Columbus continued to add defensive depth, selecting Swedish defenseman Samuel Johannesson with their sixth-round selection, 176th overall.

Johannesson played the 2019-20 season with Rögle BK of the SHL, where he registered 1-10-11 in 44 games. In four games to start this season, the 19-year old has posted 1-1-2 in four games.

DOB: December 27, 2000 (19)
SIZE: 5-11/176
POS: Defense

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