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With 24 games remaining, a number of franchise records are poised to be broken

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Minnesota Wild
Zach Werenski has already set some records, and should break several more
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Here in the bye week, with just over a month of games left, I wanted to take some time to look at single season records for the Blue Jackets and which ones could be broken this season.

Sources: 2016-17 Media Guide (pdf); Hockey Reference

Team Records

Wins
2013-14: 43
Current: 37
Projected: 52

Home Wins
2008-09: 25
Current: 21
Projected: 30

Road Wins
2014-15: 23
Current: 16
Projected: 22

Points
2013-14: 93
Current: 79
Projected: 111

Goals
2014-15: 227
Current: 185
Projected: 261

Goals Against
2007-08: 210
Current: 142
Projected: 200

Shots
2010-11: 2,506
Current: 1786
Projected: 2,525

Power Play
2014-15: 21.7%
Current: 22.22%

Penalty Kill
2002-03: 85.3%
Current: 82.17%

Individual Records

(Projected results for 82 game season shown in parentheses)

Points
Rick Nash, 2008-09, 79
Current (Projected): Cam Atkinson, 50 (70)
Alexander Wennberg, 48 (67)

Goals
Rick Nash, 2003-04, 41
Cam Atkinson, 27 (38)

Assists
Ray Whitney, 2002-03, 52
Alexander Wennberg, 38 (53)

Plus/Minus Rating
Jan Hejda, 2008-09, +23
Brandon Saad, +19
Zach Werenski, +16
Brandon Dubinsky, +14
David Savard, +14

Power Play Goals
Rick Nash, 2003-04, 19
Nick Foligno, 10 (14)
Cam Atkinson, 9 (12)

Shorthanded Goals
Rick Nash, 2008-09, 5
Matt Calvert, 3
Cam Atkinson, 2

Game-Winning Goals
7 each: Brandon Saad, 2015-16; Cam Atkinson, 2014-15; Geoff Sanderson, 2000-01; Rick Nash, 2003-04 and 2010-11
Cam Atkinson, 6 (8)
Nick Foligno, 5 (7)
Brandon Dubinsky, 4 (5)

Points by Defenseman
James Wisniewski, 2013-14, 51
Zach Werenski, 36 (50)
Seth Jones, 34 (48)

Goals by Defenseman
Bryan Berard, 2005-06, 12
Seth Jones, 10 (14)
Zach Werenski, 9 (12)

Ice time (all players)
Jack Johnson, 2012-13, 25:58 per game
Seth Jones, 23:40

Ice time (forwards)
Rick Nash, 2008-09, 21:09 per game
Nick Foligno, 18:29
Alexander Wennberg, 18:29

Rookie Stats

Games Played
William Karlsson, 2015-16; Serge Aubin, 2000-01: 81
Zach Werenski, 58 (82)

Points
Rick Nash, 2002-03, 39
Zach Werenski, 36 (50)

Goals
Rick Nash, 2002-03, 17
Zach Werenski, 9 (12)
Lukas Sedlak, 6 (8)

Assists
Jakub Voracek, 2008-09, 29
Zach Werenski, 27 (38)

Plus/Minus
Jakub Voracek, 2008-09, +11
Zack Werenski, +16
Lukas Sedlak, +8
Markus Nutivaara, +7

Power Play Goals
Jaroslav Balastik, 2005-06, 7
Zach Werenski, 4, (5)

Points by Defenseman
Ryan Murray, 2013-14, 21
Zach Werenski, 36 NEW RECORD

Goals by Defenseman
Rostislav Klesla, 8, 2001-02
Zach Werenski, 9 NEW RECORD

Ice Time (all players)
Ryan Murray, 2013-14, 19:52 per game
Zach Werenski, 21:16

Goalie Stats

Games Played
Marc Denis, 2002-03, 77
Sergei Bobrovsky, 47 (66)

Minutes Played
Marc Denis, 2002-03, 4,511
Sergei Bobrovsky, 2744 (3,879)

Goals Against Average
Sergei Bobrovsky, 2012-13, 2.00
Sergei Bobrovsky, 2.21

Save Percentage
Sergei Bobrovsky, 2012-13, .932
Sergei Bobrovsky, .925

Wins
Steve Mason, 2008-09, 33
Sergei Bobrovsky, 31 (43)

Shutouts
Steve Mason, 2008-09, 10
Sergei Bobrovsky, 3 (4)

As you can see, Zach Werenski has already set some rookie records. Which other records do you think we’ll see broken this season?