Blue Jackets Prospects Update: Jordan Dumais and Denton Mateychuk Make Team Canada

By Coby Maeir on December 16, 2023 at 10:15 am
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing James Malatesta (67) checks Washington Capitals defenseman Dylan McIlrath (25) in the second period at Nationwide Arena.
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The Blue Jackets are now 10-16-5 after a 6-5 OT win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, things are more promising elsewhere. 

Here's another update on the Blue Jackets' prospects:

2023 Draft

  • Gavin Brindley, F, Univ. of Michigan (NCAA), 34th overall pick: 18 GP, 10-8--18.

Brindley has a chance to play for Team USA at the 2024 IIHF World Juniors as he was named to the team's preliminary roster.

  • William Whitelaw, F, Univ. of Wisconsin (NCAA), 66th overall pick: 17 GP, 6-5--11

Like Brindley, Whitelaw was selected to Team USA's preliminary roster for the World Juniors. 

  • Andrew Strathmann, LD, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), 98th overall pick: 17 GP, 5-13--18
  • Luca Pinelli, F, Ottawa 67's (OHL), 114th overall pick: 29 GP, 22-10--32

Pinelli is tied for fifth in the OHL in goals. 

  • Melvin Strahl, G, Modo Jr. (Swe-Jr), 156th overall pick: 19 GP, 8-10-0, .909SV%, 2.72 GAA
  • Oiva Keskinen, F, Tappara Tampere (SM-liiga), 194th overall pick: 29 GP, 3-12--15

Keskinen was named to Finland's pre-tournament roster for the World Juniors.

  • Tyler Peddle, F, Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL), 224th overall pick: 32 GP: 6-6--12

2022 Draft

  • Denton Mateychuk, LD, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), 12th overall pick: 24 GP, 6-29--35

Mateychuk is first among WHL defensemen in points/game this season. He was named to Team Canada's squad for the World Juniors.

  • Luca Del Bel Belluz, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 44th overall pick: 17 GP, 3-8--11
  • Jordan Dumais, F, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL), 69th overall pick: 21 GP, 16-31--47

Dumais leads the QMJHL in points/game and was named to Team Canada's squad at the World Juniors.

  • Kirill Dolzhenkov, F, CSKA Moskva (KHL), 109th overall pick: 14 GP, 2-3--5
  • Sergei Ivanov, G, Vladivostok Admiral (KHL), 138th overall pick: 19 GP, 5-7-2, .937SV%
  • James Fisher, F, Penticton Vees (BCHL), 203rd overall pick: 27 GP, 12-3--15

2021 Draft

  • Corson Ceulemans, RD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 25th overall pick: 16 GP, 1-3--4
  • Stanislav Svozil, LD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 69th overall pick: 18 GP, 1-7--8
  • Aidan Hreschuk, LD, Boston College (NCAA), 94th overall pick: 17 GP: 0-5--5
  • Guillaume Richard, LD, Providence College (NCAA), 101st overall pick: 16 GP, 1-7--8
  • Nikolai Makarov, LD, CSKA Moscow (KHL), 132nd overall pick: 28 GP, 0-2--2
  • James Malatesta, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL): 133rd overall pick: 20 GP, 7-3-10
  • Martin Rysavy, F, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), 197th overall pick: 28 GP, 10-9--19

2020 Draft

  • Samuel Knazko, LD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 78th overall pick: 11 GP, 0-2--2
  • Mikael Pyyhtia, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 114th overall pick: 24 GP, 3-11--14