Columbus Blue Jackets: The Writers’ Favorite Players

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 30: Nick Foligno
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 30: Nick Foligno /
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Preston Byers – Zach Werenski

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COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 30: Zach Werenski /

Although I love Bob, Foligno, Dubinsky and so many others, my favorite Blue Jacket is Zach Werenski.

I know he’s only in his second year, but I just started consistently watching the Jackets’ games last season. And as a 19-year-old, I feel a lot closer to him than a Jack Johnson due to how close we are in age.

Z is also just awesome. I love defensemen in general anyway, but I especially love the way he plays. He’s very offensive–as you can see in his stats–but he’s tough as nails too. He took a puck to the dome in the playoffs and came back and played until the swelling blocked half of his vision.

Werenski will likely be with the CBJ for a very long time, and I plan to love every second of him playing here.