The Columbus Blue Jackets have officially unveiled their highly anticipated roster for the 2023-24 NHL season, and fans couldn’t be more excited. Despite the drama surrounding former head coach Mike Babcock, which cast a shadow over the team’s preparations, the coaching staff and management have persevered to carefully curate a lineup that they believe has the potential to make a significant impact in the league.
Our 23-man roster is SET 💥
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) October 9, 2023
With a mix of seasoned veterans and promising young talent, the team is gearing up for what promises to be an electrifying season on the ice. Blue Jackets faithful are eagerly anticipating the puck drop as the team embarks on their quest for success in the upcoming season.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have made several roster adjustments due to injuries. Forward Yegor Chinakhov, forward Jordan Dumais, and goaltender Daniil Tarasov are now on the Injured/Non-Roster list, while forward Mathieu Olivier is on Injured Reserve. Additionally, the team has sent defenseman Nick Blankenburg, defenseman David Jiricek, and forward Dmitri Voronkov on loan to the Cleveland Monsters, their AHL affiliate. Furthermore, defenseman Denton Mateychuk has been loaned to the Moose Jaw Warriors in the Western Hockey League.
Forwards: Cole Sillinger, Sean Kuraly, Adam Fantilli, Johnny Gaudreau, Justin Danforth, Liam Foudy, Patrik Laine, Boone Jenner, Alexandre Texier, EricRobinson, Emil Bemstrom, Kirill Marchenko, Kent Johnson, Jack Boslovic
Defencemen: Andrew Peeke, Zach Werenski, Ivan Provorov, Jake Bean, Adam Bogvist, Erik Gudbranson, Damon Severson
Goaltenders: Elvis Merzlikins, Spencer Martin