Schedule's Out: Columbus Blue Jackets Release 2021-22 Regular Season Schedule

By Ed Francis on July 22, 2021 at 5:41 pm
Cam Atkinson and the Columbus Blue Jackets now know their opponents for the upcoming season.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have released their schedule for the 2021-22 season.

The Blue Jackets will begin their 21st season Thursday, October 14th, against the Arizona Coyotes. 

Columbus will face the league's newest team, the Seattle Kraken, just two nights later. That game happens at Nationwide Arena on October 16th. The Blue Jackets will travel to Climate Pledge Arena for their first battle on the road with the Kraken on Saturday, December 11th. That kicks off a five-game road trip, Columbus' longest of the season.

The Blue Jackets have an unprecedented seven-game homestand from February 27th until March 13th, starting with the Penguins and ending with the Golden Knights. 

The regular season will come to an end at Nationwide Arena on Friday, April 29th, against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Columbus has their first back-to-back November 12th and 13th, both games at Nationwide Arena against rivals Washington and the New York Rangers. Those make up two of the 16 back-to-backs on the schedule.

The Arena District will be bustling on two nights in particular: Saturday, October 16th and Saturday, October 23rd. The Blue Jackets will host Seattle (10/16) and Carolina (10/23), while the Columbus Crew have home games at nearby Field. While subject to change, both kickoffs for the Crew are at 6:00 p.m. (Neither date has a home game for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, and the Columbus Clippers season will have already come to an end.)

In all, the Blue Jackets get ten Friday night games, including seven at home. There are 18 games scheduled for Saturday, with eight of those being at home. Enjoy them early, though: half of those eight games are before Thanksgiving, and there are no Saturday home games in the month of December. 

Home games by day:

Sunday: 5
Monday: 6
Tuesday: 4
Wednesday: 3
Thursday: 8
Friday: 7
Saturday: 8

Here is the complete regular season schedule: 




THU October 14th vs Arizona
SAT October 16th vs Seattle
TUE October 19th @ Detroit
THU October 21st vs NY Islanders
SAT October 23rd vs Carolina
MON October 25th vs Dallas
FRI October 29th  @ NY Rangers
SUN October 31st @ New Jersey
WED November 3rd @ Colorado
SAT November 6th vs Colorado
FRI November 12th vs Washington
SAT  November 13th vs NY Rangers
MON November 15th vs Detroit
THU November 18th @ Arizona
SAT November 20th @ Las Vegas
MON November 22nd @ Buffalo
WED November 24th vs Winnipeg
FRI November 26th vs Vancouver
SAT November 27th @ St. Louis
TUE November 30th @ Nashville
THU December 2nd @ Dallas
SAT December 4th @ Washington
SUN December 5th vs San Jose
TUE December 7th @ Toronto
THU December 9th vs Anaheim
SAT December 11th @ Seattle
TUE December 14th @ Vancouver
THU December 16th @ Edmonton
SAT December 18th @ Calgary
MON December 20th @ Buffalo
THU December 23rd vs Buffalo
MON December 27th vs Toronto
TUE December 28th @ Chicago
THU December 30th vs Nashville
SAT January 1st vs Carolina
TUE January 4th vs Tampa Bay
THU January 6th @ New Jersey
SAT January 8th vs New Jersey
MON January 10th @ Montreal
TUE January 11th vs Chicago
THU January 13th @ Carolina
SAT January 15th @ Florida
TUE January 18th @ NY Islanders
THU January 20th @ Philadelphia
FRI January 21st vs Pittsburgh
SUN January 23rd vs Ottawa
WED January 26th vs Calgary
THU January 27th vs NY Rangers
SUN January 30th @ Montreal
MON January 31st vs Florida
THU February 24th @ Florida
FRI February 25th @ Carolina
SUN February 27th vs Pittsburgh
TUE March 1st vs New Jersey
FRI March 4th vs Los Angeles
SAT March 5th vs Boston
MON March 7th vs Toronto
FRI March 11th vs Minnesota
SUN March 13th vs Las Vegas
WED March 16th @ Ottawa
THU March 17th vs Washington
SAT March 19th vs St. Louis
TUE March 22nd @ Pittsburgh
FRI March 25th @ Winnipeg
SAT March 26th @ Minnesota
TUE March 29th vs NY Islanders
THU March 31st @ NY Islanders
SAT April 2nd @ Boston
MON April 4th vs Boston
TUE April 5th @ Philadelphia
THU April 7th vs Philadelphia
SAT April 9th @ Detroit
TUE April 12th @ Pittsburgh
WED April 13th vs Montreal
SAT April 16th @ Los Angeles
SUN April 17th @ Anaheim
TUE April 19th @ San Jose
FRI April 22nd vs Ottawa
SUN April 24th vs Edmonton
TUE April 26th @ Tampa Bay
THU April 28th @ Washington
FRI April 29th vs Tampa Bay