Columbus Blue Jackets Non-Monster Prospects: Big Time Trade

WINDSOR, ON - DECEMBER 31: Forward Kole Sherwood
WINDSOR, ON - DECEMBER 31: Forward Kole Sherwood /

The Columbus Blue Jackets prospects are hitting their stride in junior and overseas leagues. One big trade to note as well.

The farm system in hockey is fascinating but absurdly tough to keep track of. It’s fun though and a great way to learn Swedish and Finnish. Cyrillic is tough and I don’t like it though.If you want to track the Columbus Blue Jackets prospects I highly recommend two things.

One, follow us as we will be monitoring the Monsters and all other prospect regularly! Two, check out and use the CBJ depth chart page to keep track of all players in the system.

There are future Jackets playing all over the world. Lets catch up with some of the stories following the top players in the system.

Big Trade in the OHL

Central Ohio native Kole Sherwood has a new home in the Ontario Hockey League. The 20-year-old has been traded from the Flint Firebirds to the Kitchener Rangers.

The move has been covered by our own Tony Mazzioti. Check out his story below.

Related Story: Sherwood Traded in OHL

The move finds Sherwood on a legitimate title contender. Flint was one of the worst teams in the O. Kitchener is a real Memorial Cup contender. Sherwood is a stud scorer in the O and should compete for the top scoring spot in the league.

Texier Cools Off

The Columbus Blue Jackets top pick in the 2017 NHL Draft got off to an incredible start in Finlands Liiga. Alexander Texier scored three goals in his first four games and lead his team, KalPa, in goals for a while.

Columbus Blue Jackets
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Columbus Blue Jackets

Texier though has joined the Finnish climate and has begun to cool off as October winds down. He is pointless in his last 11 games.

The teenager is finding difficulty playing against grown men in one of the best leagues in the world.

Abramov Continues Dominance

Vitaly Abramov was ever so close to making the NHL this season but ultimately ends back up in Quebec. Last season’s MVP of the QMJHL is picking back up right where he left off; dominating the league.

Abramov has scored eight points in four games. The 19-year-old continues to be a poster boy for ending the CHL-NHL age restriction agreement.

Other Notes

  • Carson Meyer (6th Round, 2017) drew a game misconduct for a check from behind 26 seconds into his second game of the year.
  • Kevin Stenlund (2nd Round, 2015) has four points in five games for HV71, one of Sweden’s (and Europe’s) best team. Get ready to see him in the NHL next year. He could be a big component of a trade.
  • Kale Howarth (5th Round, 2017) is dominating the British Columbia Hockey League as he should. 21 points in 12 games. He will play at the University of Connecticut next year.

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So many prospects and so spread out around the world. You could likely find a game with a CBJ prospect involved at any hour of the day during the winter. And we love it.