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CBJ Top 25 Under 25: Jack Roslovic showed his skill in his first season for his hometown club

Roslovic, somewhat an afterthought in the Laine-Dubois trade, had a solid first season for his hometown NHL club

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Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had 102 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. We’ll be counting down the 25 highest voted players over the next five weeks. Up next: Jack Roslovic

#3: Jack Roslovic


3rd out of 38 eligible players
Writer Rank: 3rd
Reader Rank: 3rd
Highest placement: 2nd (10 votes)
Most common placement: 3rd (28 votes)
2019 rank: Not ranked


Birthdate: January 29, 1997
Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 187 lbs
Position: Center
Shoots: Right
Acquired: January 23, 2021: Traded by the Winnipeg Jets with Patrik Laine to the Columbus Blue Jackets for 3rd round draft pick in 2022 and Pierre-Luc Dubois.

2020-21 Season Review

Jack Roslovic, a former first round pick of the Winnipeg Jets, held out to start the season, frustrated with his role and usage in the Jets’ organization. When Pierre-Luc Dubois was traded to the Jets, Roslovic was included as part of the return. Roslovic signed a two year deal with his hometown club that granted him the role he wanted - top six center. The Blue Jackets, desperate for anyone who could play center, were all too happy to have him.

In 48 games, Roslovic put up 12-22-34, tying his career best for goals and setting new personal highs for assists and total points. Roslovic had eight multi-point games, including two with three points.

2021-22 Season Outlook

Roslovic will be counted on to play meaningful minutes at center for a Columbus team that still has no depth at the position. Roslovic will have chances to build chemistry and continue to grow as the team rebuilds.