Blue Jackets Select Cole Sillinger With 12th Pick In NHL Draft

By Jacob Nitzberg on July 23, 2021 at 9:30 pm
Cole Sillinger
Sioux Falls Stampede/USHL

Welcome home, Mr. Sillinger!

With the 12th pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Blue Jackets have selected forward Cole Sillinger, who was born in Columbus. He spent last season split between Sioux Falls in the USHL and Medicine Hat in the WHL, tallying 22-33-55 in 52 games.

Cole is the son of Mike Sillinger, who played over 1000 NHL games as a center, tallying 240-308-548 in 17 seasons split between Detroit, Vancouver, New York (Islanders), Anaheim, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Florida, Columbus (!!), St. Louis, Ottawa, Phoenix, and Nashville. It's fair to say he was a bit of a journeyman.