Blue Jackets Prospects Update: Denton Mateychuk and Luca Pinelli Starring In Their Respective Leagues

By Coby Maeir on February 10, 2024 at 10:15 am
Denton Mateychuk after being selected as the number twelve overall pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre.
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The Blue Jackets are now 16-24-10 as they start the second half of their season.

Here's another update on their prospects:

2023 Draft

  • Gavin Brindley, F, Univ. of Michigan (NCAA), 34th overall pick: 26 GP, 16-17--33.
  • William Whitelaw, F, Univ. of Wisconsin (NCAA), 66th overall pick: 26 GP, 7-6--13
  • Andrew Strathmann, LD, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), 98th overall pick: 28 GP, 5-18--23
  • Luca Pinelli, F, Ottawa 67's (OHL), 114th overall pick: 48 GP, 34-22--56

Pinelli is third in the OHL in goals. 

  • Melvin Strahl, G, Modo Jr. (Swe-Jr), 156th overall pick: 26 GP, 13-12-0, .911SV%, 2.66 GAA
  • Oiva Keskinen, F, Tappara Tampere (SM-liiga), 194th overall pick: 42 GP, 5-16--21
  • Tyler Peddle, F, Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL), 224th overall pick: 51 GP: 9-10--19

2022 Draft

  • David Jiricek, RD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 6th overall pick: 7 GP, 3-4--7

Jiricek has been with the Monsters since Jan. 25.

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  • Denton Mateychuk, LD, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), 12th overall pick: 35 GP, 13-39--52

Mateychuk leads WHL defensemen with 1.49 points per game. 

  • Luca Del Bel Belluz, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 44th overall pick: 34 GP, 5-13--18
  • Jordan Dumais, F, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL), 69th overall pick: 21 GP, 16-31--47
  • Kirill Dolzhenkov, F, CSKA Moskva (KHL), 109th overall pick: 32 GP, 4-4--8
  • Sergei Ivanov, G, Vladivostok Admiral (KHL), 138th overall pick: 32 GP, 8-15-0, .931SV%, 2.49 GAA
  • James Fisher, F, Penticton Vees (BCHL), 203rd overall pick: 38 GP, 16-6--22

2021 Draft

  • Corson Ceulemans, RD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 25th overall pick: 28 GP, 2-3--5
  • Stanislav Svozil, LD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 69th overall pick: 35 GP, 1-12--13
  • Aidan Hreschuk, LD, Boston College (NCAA), 94th overall pick: 26 GP: 1-11--12
  • Guillaume Richard, LD, Providence College (NCAA), 101st overall pick: 26 GP, 2-11--13
  • Nikolai Makarov, LD, Zvezda Moskva (VHL), 132nd overall pick: 8 GP, 0-7--7
  • James Malatesta, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL): 133rd overall pick: 39 GP, 10-8-18
  • Martin Rysavy, F, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), 197th overall pick: 45 GP, 19-14--33

2020 Draft

  • Samuel Knazko, LD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 78th overall pick: 26 GP, 1-5--6
  • Mikael Pyyhtia, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 114th overall pick: 43 GP, 6-17--23
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