With training camp just a few weeks away, we rank the top three rookies who could start the season with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
It’s getting close folks. Before you know it the Ice Haus will be buzzing with veteran players and rookie skaters both looking to ensure a spot with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Jackets prospect cupboard is pretty bare compared to previous years but thats to be expected when you have the youngest team in the NHL. Since Jarmo Kekelainen took over as general manager, the team has built up a great young core that today, mostly find themselves in the NHL.
There are some prospects though that have an opportunity to break into the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Traverse City prospect tournament and training camp will be the final chance to make their case to Jarmo and Torts.
A look at the team right now doesn’t provide for a ton of options for rookies to crack the roster, but injuries or exceptional performances can open the door for some fresh blood. So could a blockbuster Artemi Panarin trade and that could happen any time.
Let’s take a look at the three players most likely to make the squad out of camp.