The Columbus Blue Jackets made the NHL Playoffs in the 2016-17 NHL season, however, lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. Last year the Blue Jackets went 50-24-8 with 108 points. The Blue Jackets are looking to improve on those numbers for the upcoming 2017-18 NHL Season.
Founded in 2000, the Blue Jackets call Columbus, OH home and play their home games at the Nationwide Arena in downtown. They are members of the Metropolitan division of the Eastern Conference against teams like the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Washington Capitals. The Blue Jackets logo and name were inspired by Ohio’s Civil War history. Although having several successful NHL seasons since 2000 the Blue Jackets have yet to secure a Stanley Cup Championship.