Yegor Chinakhov and Cole Sillinger Highlight Blue Jackets' Traverse City Roster

By Jacob Nitzberg on September 9, 2021 at 9:17 pm
Cole Sillinger
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In Traverse City, Blue Jackets fans will get their first look at Yegor Chinakhov and Cole Sillinger in union blue.

Chinakhov, who was selected in the first round of the 2020 NHL draft, is set to begin his career in North America this season after being named the KHL Rookie of the Year for the 2020-21 campaign. Sillinger, who is just 18, was one of the Blue Jackets' three first-round selections in 2021. Kent Johnson and Corson Ceulemans are both at their respective colleges, so they won't be participating with the Blue Jackets squad. 

Other notable members of the team include members of the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 draft classes. 

  • 2021 
    • C Cole Sillinger (1st round) 
    • D Stanislav Svozil (3rd)
    • LW James Malatesta (5th) 
    • LW Ben Boyd (6th)
    • LW Martin Rysavy (7th) 
  • 2020 
    • Yegor Chinakhov (1st)
    • Ole Julian Bjorgvik-Holm (5th)
  • 2019 
    • Tyler Angle (7th) 
  • 2018 
    • Tim Berni (6th) 
  • 2017
    • Carson Meyer (6th) 

Per the club, top goaltending prospect Daniil Tarasov recently received his COVID-19 vaccination. He won't be cleared for the start of the tournament, but there is a possibility that he could join the team at some point during it.

The Blue Jackets are scheduled to play four games during the tournament. They'll play one each against the Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings, and they'll take on the Maple Leafs twice. You can view the schedule for Traverse City, as well as the roster, by clicking here.

Before the Blue Jackets leave for Traverse City, they'll hold a development camp Monday-Wednesday at the OhioHealth Ice Haus. Attendance is free for anyone interested in going, and masks will be required. They'll be on the ice from 9 AM to 12:30 PM on Monday and Tuesday, and will hold a one-hour practice from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Wednesday. The Wednesday practice will just be for those who are playing in Traverse City.