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Columbus Blue Jackets name Boone Jenner seventh captain in team history

Zach Werenski, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Gustav Nyquist will serve as alternates.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets announced a new captain Tuesday morning - following the departure of former captain Nick Foligno, the Blue Jackets will be captained by longest tenured Blue Jacket Boone Jenner for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

In his Blue Jackets career, Jenner has amassed 530 games played, 121 goals and 119 assists. The former second round pick becomes the seventh captain in team history. Last season, Jenner posted eight goals and nine assists for the club.

He succeeds Foligno who had served as captain of the club for the previous six seasons.

The team also announced that Zach Werenski, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Gustav Nyquist will serve as alternates this season. Werenski has previously served as an alternate captain for the team, while Bjorkstrand and Nyquist are expected to take bigger roles as the team transitions to a new era.

Congratulations to Boone Jenner and the rest of the team’s leadership group!