Blue Jackets Prospects Update: William Whitelaw In Columbus, Gavin Brindley and Denton Mateychuk Adding To Their Point Totals

By Coby Maeir on February 17, 2024 at 10:15 am
Wisconsin forward William Whitelaw (8) handles the puck behind the net as Northeastern defenseman Pito Walton (4) pursues during the first period of the championship game of the Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off on Friday, December 29, 2023, at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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The Blue Jackets are now 16-26-10 as they start their California road trip.

Here's another update on their prospects:

2023 Draft

  • Gavin Brindley, F, Univ. of Michigan (NCAA), 34th overall pick: 28 GP, 18-20--38
  • William Whitelaw, F, Univ. of Wisconsin (NCAA), 66th overall pick: 28 GP, 8-7--15

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  • Andrew Strathmann, LD, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), 98th overall pick: 30 GP, 6-18--24
  • Luca Pinelli, F, Ottawa 67's (OHL), 114th overall pick: 51 GP, 36-24--60

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: 44 GP, 7-16--23
  • Tyler Peddle, F, Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL), 224th overall pick: 52 GP: 9-10--19

2022 Draft

  • David Jiricek, RD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 6th overall pick: 10 GP, 4-4--8

Jiricek has been with the Monsters since Jan. 25.

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  • Denton Mateychuk, LD, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), 12th overall pick: 37 GP, 13-43--56

Mateychuk leads WHL defensemen with 1.51 points per game. 

  • Luca Del Bel Belluz, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 44th overall pick: 35 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: 35 GP, 4-4--8
  • Sergei Ivanov, G, Vladivostok Admiral (KHL), 138th overall pick: 33 GP, 8-16-0, .930SV%
  • James Fisher, F, Penticton Vees (BCHL), 203rd overall pick: 40 GP, 17-8--25

2021 Draft

  • Corson Ceulemans, RD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 25th overall pick: 31 GP, 2-4--6
  • Stanislav Svozil, LD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 69th overall pick: 36 GP, 1-13--14
  • Aidan Hreschuk, LD, Boston College (NCAA), 94th overall pick: 28 GP: 1-11--12
  • Guillaume Richard, LD, Providence College (NCAA), 101st overall pick: 26 GP, 3-13--16
  • Nikolai Makarov, LD, Zvezda Moskva (VHL), 132nd overall pick: 8 GP, 0-7--7
  • James Malatesta, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL): 133rd overall pick: 40 GP, 10-8-18
  • Martin Rysavy, F, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), 197th overall pick: 45 GP, 19-15--34

2020 Draft

  • Samuel Knazko, LD, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 78th overall pick: 27 GP, 1-5--6
  • Mikael Pyyhtia, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 114th overall pick: 46 GP, 6-17--23


  • Jet Greaves, G, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 32 GP, 21-9-2, .906SV%, 2.94 GAA
  • Nolan Lalonde, G, Saginaw Spirit (OHL), 29 GP, 16-6-2, .868SV%
  • Hunter McKown, F, Cleveland Monsters (AHL), 37 GP, 4-11--15