Columbus Blue Jackets

Founded: 1997
Team Owner: John P. McConnell
Head Coach: Todd Richards
Captain: Vacant
Team Icon: Rick Nash
Overall Record: 415-503-33
Minor League Affiliate: Springfield Falcons (AHL), Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
Stanley Cup Championships: nada
Arena: Nationwide Arena
Arena Capacity: 18,144
City: Columbus, OH
Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets was the winner of a name-the-team contest held by the team once Columbus was awarded a NHL franchise. No other states in the Union had more residents fight in the Civil War than Ohio. The Blue Jackets moniker is a reference to the blue uniforms Union troops wore in the line of duty.

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