The Columbus Blue Jackets forward recorded his 100th career point in the first period of Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Josh Anderson put up his 100th career point with the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins when he assisted Boone Jenner‘s goal early in the first period according to Jeff Svoboda on Twitter. The 24 year old Burlington, Ontario native scored the point in his 227th career NHL game.
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Anderson is in the middle of a breakout season, posting career highs in goals, assists and points in only 67 games to this point in the season. He was drafted by the Blue Jackets in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and became an NHL regular fairly quickly making his debut in the 2014-2015 season and becoming a regular in 2016-2017.
He’s currently one of the most consistent goalscorers on the Blue Jackets, despite not putting up many assists. So far in his career he has 59 goals and 41 assists through 227 games.
While Anderson hasn’t become a superstar for the Blue Jackets, he’s certainly one of the more promising young players on the roster. Recording 100 points by the age of 24 as a former fourth round pick isn’t common, so the Blue Jackets certainly made the right choice by drafting him.
He’s become a regular in the Columbus top six forward corps, and on top of that he’s one of the most physical players on the roster. He’s a hard hitting power forward who can change the game with either a goal, a fight or a massive hit.
The question of how many more points Josh Anderson will put up in his career remains, and hopefully it’ll be a long time before we find out. The Columbus Blue Jackets found a gem in the fourth round when they drafted Anderson in 2012.