2013 Blue Jackets Training Camp: First Cuts, Final Roster

R.J. Umberger - Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

The Jackets made their first cuts of training camp this afternoon, revealing the roster that will open the season in Nashville.

With the start of the season two days away, the Jackets made their first cuts to their training camp roster.

Forward Boone Jenner was sent back to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, where he is team captain and the leading scorer. Boone has taken a huge step offensively this season with the Gens, and it's a testament to his hot start to the season that he remains the leading scorer, even after missing time to take part in the 2013 World Juniors and attend Columbus camp.

Though his offense likely won't translate to the pros, he remains one of the top prospects in the Columbus system. He has third-line center and a letter written all over him, but it will be good for him to finish the year in junior. Oshawa isn't a powerhouse, but they are a very good team that could go far in the OHL playoffs. He'll start his pro career full-time next season.

Defenseman Tim Erixon was also cut, and he'll head back to the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. This move is a bit surprising given that Erixon was the highest scoring blueliner with Springfield prior to getting called up to training camp, scoring 24 points in 34 games. He'll likely be the first call up if/when injuries or poor play strike the Columbus blueline.

With these two cuts, the Columbus roster is set for the season opener on Saturday against Nashville. The team will go with fourteen forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Here's the roster (not necessarily lines):

R.J. Umberger Derick Brassard Cam Atkinson
Vinny Prospal Artem Anisimov Brandon Dubinsky
Nick Foligno Mark Letestu Ryan Johansen
Derek Dorsett Derek MacKenzie Jared Boll
Colton Gillies Matt Calvert

Jack Johnson James Wisniewski
Fedor Tyutin Nikita Nikitin
Adrian Aucoin John Moore
David Savard

Sergei Bobrovsky
Steve Mason
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.