Columbus Blue Jackets 2023-2024 player review: Boone Jenner

The captain, Boone Jenner, was a mainstay on the Blue Jackets top line this season. While he is not the ideal top line player, he served his role as the top line center admirably.
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We know the exact type of player that Jenner is: a hard-working, role player that can chip in offensively. This season was exactly what one would expect from Boone Jenner.

Boone Jenner is the poster child of consistency. He brings a full effort and the hard-working attitude each night.

He is more known as a goal scorer than a distributor and scores most of his goals from in front of the net. He was a mainstay on the top line for the Blue Jackets.

While he is better suited for a 3rd line role, he still stepped in adequately to be the top line center. He played in all situations (5 on 5, penalty kill, power play) and was effective in all facets of the game. He continues to do everything that is asked of him and continues to be a good leader on this team.

Jenner missed some time this season due to a combination of injuries (fractured jaw) and personal reasons. His absence was felt in the games that he missed.

In his 11 seasons in the NHL, he has played 60+ games 7 times. In those other 4 seasons (this one included), he missed some time due to injury. Jenner’s style of game often leads to an increased likelihood of injury. Luckily, none of Jenner’s injuries were serious enough to miss a majority of the season.

Around the NHL trade deadline, there were rumblings that Jenner could be on the trade block. Those rumors seemed to be squashed by President of Hockey Operations John Davidson.

Jenner is the perfect role player and someone that is ideal to help a young team grow, develop, and take the next step. Hopefully the new general manager sees the value in keeping a player like Jenner and holds on to him for many years to come.

Final season stats: 58 games played, 22 goals, 13 assists, 35 points, 28 PIM, -8, 155 shots on goal, Overall grade: A

He scored within his typical 30-45 point range and played in all situations. The reason Jenner gets an A and not an A+ is because he missed some time due to injury.