Columbus Blue Jackets

Skaters
12 Jiri Novotny C
YOO-ree noh-VAHT-nee
6'3'', 204 08/12/1983 ( 25 ), Pelhrimov, CZE 3rd NHL / 2nd Season
Last Goal: OCT 27, 2008 vs ANAHEIM (17) Last Assist: NOV 3, 2008 @ NY ISLANDERS (14)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Columbus on July 3, 2007.
Notes: CAREER: Had 8-14-22, 24 PIM, -10 in 65 games with Columbus in 2007-08… Set career highs in goals, assists, points, shots on goal (91) and ice time (17:43)… Had 6-13-19, 28 PIM, -4 in 68 games with Buffalo and Washington as a rookie in 2006-07... Spent four-plus years in the Sabres system, tallying 25-80-105, 106 PIM in 218 AHL games with Rochester from 2002-05… Has played for the Czech Republic at the last two World Championships and at the 2002 and 2003 World Jr. Championships.

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360:00
13:50
96-89
51.89
41
6
4
11
6
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26
1
3
4
4
0
1
0
31
3.23
Career
173
17
31
48
56
1
2
0
216
7.87


16 Derick Brassard C
bruh-SAHRD
6'1'', 190 09/22/1987 ( 21 ), Hull, QC, CAN 2nd NHL / 2nd Season
Last Goal: DEC 18, 2008 @ DALLAS Last Assist: DEC 14, 2008 @ CHICAGO (2)
How Acquired: Columbus’ first pick, 6th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.
Notes: CAREER: Had 1-1-2, 6 PIM, -4 in 17 games with Columbus and 15-36-51, 51 PIM, +9 in 42 games with Syracuse (AHL) in 2007-08… Scored first NHL goal Feb. 2 vs. Minnesota (Niklas Backstrom)… Led Crunch in assists and was third in points… Selected to play in AHL All-Star Game, but missed the contest on call up with Columbus… First Team QMJHL All-Star and won Michael Bossy Trophy (best pro prospect) for Drummondville in 2005-06…Has 75-143-218, 141 PIM in 151 career QMJHL games.
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446:56
14:25
161-171
48.49
40
21
13
3
12
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PPG
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Season
31
10
15
25
17
3
0
1
59
16.95
Career
48
11
16
27
23
3
0
1
72
15.28


25 Jason Chimera L
(chih-MAIR-uh)
6'2'', 216 05/02/1979 ( 29 ), Edmonton, AB, CAN 7th NHL / 4th Season
Last Goal: DEC 13, 2008 vs NY ISLANDERS (2) Last Assist: DEC 7, 2008 @ ANAHEIM (4)
How Acquired: Acquired by Columbus with D Cale Hulse and C Mike Rupp from Phoenix in exchange for LW Geoff Sanderson and RW Tim Jackman on Oct. 8, 2005.
Notes: CAREER: Had 14-17-31, 98 PIM, -5 in 81 games with Columbus in 2007-08… Set club record by playing in 243-consecutive games from Oct. 9, 2005 to Apr. 5, 2008 (missed season finale due to groin injury)… Had career-high 15-21-36 with 91 PIM, +2 in 82 games with Columbus in 2006-07… Spent five seasons in the Edmonton Oilers organization… Has represented Canada at last two World Championships (2008-silver, 2007-gold)… Had 82-89-171, 273 PIM in 201 WHL games with Medicine Hat, Brandon from 1996-99.
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537:13
17:19
6-9
40.00
37
9
15
7
9
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Season
31
7
11
18
31
1
0
1
78
8.97
Career
404
72
79
151
408
5
5
16
726
9.92


97 Rostislav Klesla D
RAH-stih-slahv KLEHS-luh
6'3'', 220 03/21/1982 ( 26 ), Novy Jicin, CZE 7th NHL / 7th Season
Last Goal: OCT 25, 2008 @ MINNESOTA (11) Last Assist: JAN 2, 2009 @ COLORADO (1)
How Acquired: Columbus' first pick, fourth overall, in the 2000 Entry Draft.
Notes: CAREER: Had 6-12-18, 60 PIM, +7 in 82 games with Columbus in 2007-08… One of two Jackets to play in all 82 games… Ranks second in club history with 410 games played (David Vyborny, 543)… Set career highs for goals and points with 9-13-22 in 75 games in 2006-07… Selected to play in 2002 and 2003 NHL YoungStars Game… Had 8-8-16, 74 PIM in 75 games in 2001-02 and was named to NHL All-Rookie Team… Played for Czech Republic at World Championships (2002, 2007) and World Jr. Championships (2001).
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407:32
21:26
0-1
0.00
36
4
6
28
3
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Season
19
1
4
5
21
0
0
0
22
4.55
Career
429
36
75
111
439
8
0
3
670
5.37


93 Jakub Voracek R
YAH-kub VOHR-uh-chehk
6'1'', 205 08/15/1989 ( 19 ), Kladno, CZE 1st NHL / 1st Season
Last Goal: JAN 13, 2009 vs COLORADO (2) Last Assist: JAN 10, 2009 vs MINNESOTA (3)
How Acquired: Columbus' first pick, seventh overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft.
Notes: CAREER: Had 33-68-101, 42 PIM, +21 in 53 games with Halifax (QMJHL) in 2007-08… Earned Second Team All-QMJHL honors… Collected 23-63-86, 26 PIM in 59 games with Halifax in 2006-07… Won the Michel-Bergeron Trophy as the league’s top offensive rookie… Named to the All-Rookie Team… Was selected to play in the All-Star Game… Selected to play in the CHL Top Prospects Game… Has represented the Czech Republic at the World Jr. Championships from 2006-08.
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544:05
12:21
0-2
0.00
22
24
17
2
13
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Season
44
6
15
21
26
0
0
0
60
10.00
Career
44
6
15
21
26
0
0
0
60
10.00