Favorite Blue Jacket Tournament: Games 17 and 18
Round 2 begins; Vote for Tugnutt returns
Click the link at the top of the page to see the previous articles. Voting for Games 3 and 4 will close at noon, but all subsequent first round match-ups will remain open through the weekend.
Welcome to Round 2! In this round, the winners from Round 1 will face the top seeds, who earned byes through the first round. Again we start the round with the Expansion Era:
Round 2, Game 17: Rostislav Klesla vs. Jody Shelley
Klesla, D: 515 GP; 41 G; 92 A; 133 P
Round 1: Defeated Tyler Wright 169-90
Shelley, LW: 380 GP; 11 G; 18 A; 29 P
Notes: Shelley ranks 8th in franchise history in games played, and 2nd in penalty minutes (70 behind Jared Boll and 298 ahead of third place Derek Dorsett). Beloved by fans for his fisticuffs, Shelley returned to Central Ohio to retire and has worked as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Ohio since the 2013-14 season.
Round 2, Game 18: Ray Whitney vs. Ron Tugnutt
Whitney, LW: 151 GP; 45 G; 95 A; 140 P
Round 1: In the Battle of Captains, defeated Lyle Odelein 184-75
Tugnutt, G: 97 GP; 34-52-8 record; .910 SV%; 2.62 GAA
Notes: As the first starting goaltender in franchise history, Tugnutt earned popularity for his funny name and the “Vote Tugnutt” campaign during the 2000 election.
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Favorite Blue Jacket, Games 17 and 18
|Klesla and Whitney||13|
|Klesla and Tugnutt||18|
|Shelley and Whitney||42|
|Shelley and Tugnutt||89|