How the streak-chasing Columbus Blue Jackets were assembled

Brandon Saad has been leading the way for the streaking Blue Jackets. AP Photo/David Zalubowski

The Columbus Blue Jackets seemingly came out of nowhere and were on the verge of tying one of the league's more impressive records -- most consecutive wins in a season. But with their loss Thursday to the Washington Capitals, the Blue Jackets fell one game short of winning 17 in a row, which would have equaled the mark set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins. Still, 16 straight is nothing to sneeze at.

So, just who are these guys and where did they come from? We've got the scoop. Listed with each player is his number, age, height, weight, shot, nationality, role and how he was obtained.


No. 20 Brandon Saad 24 years old, 6-feet-1, 202 pounds, left-handed, American

Role: Goal scorer, first-line winger

Acquired with Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta from Chicago Blackhawks for Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round pick in 2016 draft on June 30, 2015

No. 10 Alexander Wennberg, 22, 6-2, 196, L, Swedish

Role: First-line center, plays the point on first-unit power play

First-round pick, 14th overall, in 2013 draft

No. 71 Nick Foligno, 29, 6-0, 210, L, American

Role: Captain, first-line winger, first-unit power-play winger

Rights acquired from Ottawa Senators in exchange for Marc Methot on July 1, 2012

No. 38 Boone Jenner, 23, 6-2, 202, L, Canadian

Role: Power forward, second-line winger

Second-round pick, 37th overall, in 2011 draft

No. 17 Brandon Dubinsky, 30, 6-1, 210, L, American

Role: Primary faceoff center

Acquired with Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first-round pick in the 2013 draft from New York Rangers for Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and a conditional third-round pick in 2013 draft on July 23, 2012

No. 13 Cam Atkinson, 27, 5-7, 173, R, American

Role: Goal scorer; first-unit power-play winger

Sixth-round pick, 157th overall, in 2008 draft

No. 11 Matt Calvert, 27, 5-10, 192, L, Canadian

Role: Gritty third-line winger

Fifth-round pick, 127th overall, in 2008 draft

No. 25 William Karlsson, 23, 6-0, 185, L, Swedish

Role: Secondary faceoff center

Acquired with Rene Bourque and a 2015 second-round pick from Anaheim Ducks for James Wisniewski and a 2015 third-round pick (Detroit's) on March 2, 2015

No. 34 Josh Anderson, 22, 6-3, 212, R, Canadian

Role: Third-line winger

Fourth-round pick, 95th overall, in 2012 draft

No. 43 Scott Hartnell, 34, 6-2, 210, L, Canadian

Role: Fourth-line scorer

Acquired in exchange for R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in 2015 draft on June 23, 2014

No. 45 Lukas Sedlak, 23, 6-0, 207, L, Czech

Role: Fourth-line center

Sixth-round pick, 158th overall, at 2011 draft

No. 89 Sam Gagner, 27, 5-11, 202, R, Canadian

Role: Fourth-line scorer, first-unit power-play center

Signed as a free agent on Aug. 1

No. 33 Markus Hannikainen, 23, 6-2, 189, L, Finnish

Role: Fourth-line winger

Signed to a two-year entry-level contract on April 20, 2015


No. 8 Zach Werenski, 19, 6-2, 209, L, American

Role: Offensive defenseman, first-unit power-play quarterback

First-round pick, eighth overall, in 2015 draft

No. 3 Seth Jones, 22, 6-5, 210, R, American

Role: No. 1 defenseman

Acquired from Nashville Predators in exchange for Ryan Johansen on Jan. 6, 2016

No. 7 Jack Johnson, 29, 6-1, 231, L, American

Role: Defensive defenseman

Acquired with a first-round pick in the 2013 draft from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jeff Carter on Feb. 23, 2012

No. 58 David Savard, 26, 6-2, 219, R, Canadian

Role: No. 1 shutdown defenseman

Fourth-round pick, 94th overall, in 2009 draft

No. 27 Ryan Murray, 23, 6-1, 201, L, Canadian

Role: Third-pairing defenseman

First-round pick, second overall, in 2012 draft

No. 65 Markus Nutivaara, 22, 6-0, 185, L, Finnish

Role: Third-pairing defenseman

Seventh-round pick, 189th overall, in 2015 draft

No. 54 Scott Harrington, 23, 6-2, 205, L, Canadian

Role: Third-pairing defenseman

Acquired from Toronto Maple Leafs with a conditional draft pick in exchange for Kerby Rychel on June 25, 2016


No. 72 Sergei Bobrovsky, 28, 6-2, 190, L, Russian

Role: No. 1 goalie

Acquired from Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for second- and fourth-round picks in the 2012 draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2013 draft on June 22, 2012

No. 30 Curtis McElhinney, 33, 6-2, 207, L, Canadian

Role: Backup goalie

Acquired with a second-round pick (later traded to Philadelphia) in the 2012 draft and a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft from Phoenix in exchange for Antoine Vermette on Feb. 22, 2012


Weight: 206.6 pounds, Height: 6-feet-1.3, Age: 26.3