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Columbus Blue Jackets

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%77%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Player Updates

March 8, 2020 03:32 AM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Chips in with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski pocketed an assist and fired a team-high eight shots on goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.

Werenski set up Gustav Nyquist on a breakaway for the Blue Jackets' only goal of the game. The 22-year-old defenseman has posted two goals and three assists in his last six outings. Werenski is up to 20 goals, 41 points, 187 shots and a plus-9 rating through 62 appearances this season.

March 2, 2020 11:20 AM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Reaches 20-goal mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski scored a goal on four shots and had an assist in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Canucks.

Werenski is up to 40 points and needs just eight more to surpass his previous career high, set in his rookie season. The 23-year-old also moved to within two points of tying his power-play point total from a year ago (15). Columbus will now hit the road for three games out west beginning with the Flames on Wednesday.

February 26, 2020 12:16 AM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Picks up 19th goal of year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski scored a goal on five shots in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Minnesota. He also logged a team-leading 26:41 of ice time.

Werenski tallied his first goal in the last five games, scoring with 3:06 remaining in regulation to pull the Blue Jackets to within 5-4. The goal was Werenski's 19th of the season, extending his career high, and gave him 38 points in 58 games. He can still challenge the career-high 47 points he had as a rookie in 2016-17.

February 24, 2020 10:32 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Helps out in overtime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski posted an assist, four shots on goal and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.

Werenski's shot produced a rebound in overtime, leading to the winning tally from Emil Bemstrom. In February, Werenski has three goals and four helpers in 13 games. He's averaged nearly 25 minutes per outing, which helps to fill the void left by Seth Jones (ankle). Werenski has 37 points, 166 shots, 53 blocks and a plus-10 rating in 57 contests this season.

February 16, 2020 11:16 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Registers 18th goal of year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski scored a goal on a team-leading seven shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to New Jersey.

Werenski was a workhorse for Columbus, as per usual, logging a team-high 26:54 of playing time and leading all players in shots on goal. When he lit the lamp just over six minutes into the game, it was Werenski's 18th goal of the season, extending his franchise record for defensemen. He's shooting a career-best 12.0 percent and boasts 35 points in 53 games.

February 8, 2020 01:20 AM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Sets new club record in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-0 victory over the Red Wings.

His second-period tally was all the offense Elvis Merzlikins would need on the night. Werenski's goal gives him 17 on the season, setting a new franchise record for defensemen -- a record he jointly held with Seth Jones when they both lit the lamp 16 times in 2017-18 -- and his 33 points in 48 games has the 23-year-old on pace for the first 50-point campaign of his career.

February 5, 2020 01:00 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Fires home OT winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski scored his 16th goal of the season in overtime Tuesday to give the Blue Jackets a 1-0 win over the Panthers.

The tally tied Werenski's previous career high, while also ending a dazzling goaltending duel between former Columbus starter Sergei Bobrovsky and new rookie starter Elvis Merzlikins. Werenski has been rolling over the last month, scoring five goals and nine points in his last 13 games, and as long as the 23-year-old stays healthy he seems headed towards a big finish to the campaign.

February 2, 2020 05:16 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Collects assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski posted an assist, four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.

The 22-year-old has assists in three of his last five games. For the season, Werenski is at 15 goals, 16 helpers, 125 shots and a plus-10 rating in 46 contests. The defenseman is on pace to produce 45 points, with an outside chance at 50 if he goes on a scoring binge.

January 22, 2020 10:44 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Garners power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Jets.

Werenski had the secondary helper on Gustav Nyquist's second-period goal. The 22-year-old blueliner has been limited to two assists in seven games since his five-game, seven-goal binge came to an end. For the season, he's at 30 points (11 on the power play), 119 shots on goal and a plus-8 rating in 44 contests.

January 8, 2020 12:48 AM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Strikes twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.

The blueliner pumped six shots on goal and blocked two shots. Werenski has seven goals and a helper in his last five games. With 15 tallies this season, he passed Dougie Hamilton and Roman Josi for the goal-scoring lead among blueliners. Werenski's stat line features 28 points, 99 shots and 10 power-play points through 37 outings.

January 7, 2020 02:28 AM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Provides helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski notched an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.

The defenseman has been resurgent with seven goals and three assists over his last nine games. Werenski has 26 points and 93 shots in 36 contests this season, but a career-high 14 percent success rate on his shots seems to be fueling the surge. That lofty mark is bound to come down eventually, but it shouldn't hinder the 22-year-old's ability to reach the 40-point mark for the third time in four NHL seasons.

January 4, 2020 06:44 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Lights lamp twice Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski scored two goals on five shots while adding two hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks.

Both goals were scored in similar fashion, as Werenski swooped down from the point to corral a loose puck and fire it behind Aaron Dell, but the Jackets couldn't muster any other offense. The 22-year-old has been on fire since returning to action from an upper-body injury in mid-December, scoring seven goals and nine points in the last eight games.

January 1, 2020 12:32 AM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Explodes for hat trick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski scored three goals on six shots and was plus-3 in a 4-1 win over Florida on Tuesday.

Werenski was a one-man wrecking crew for the Blue Jackets, opening the scoring in the first period and tallying twice in the final frame. It was his first NHL hat trick and all three goals came at even strength. The 22-year-old is on his way to the most productive season of his young career, collecting 11 goals and 23 points in 33 games, despite missing a two-week stretch in December due to a shoulder injury.

December 20, 2019 04:44 AM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Back on scoresheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Kings.

The goal came on the power play, where he can be dominant. Get Werenski back in your lineup if he's been on the bench or IR. He has 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 28 games.

December 17, 2019 12:04 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Activated off injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski (shoulder) was taken off injured reserve and will be in the lineup against Detroit on Tuesday.

Werenski was originally expected to on the shelf for four weeks but returns after just a little over two. The 22-year-old figures to resume logging over 22 minutes of ice time per game and should retake his spot on the power play as well. With the man advantage, the blueliner notched seven of his 16 points this season and should be a top-end fantasy option moving forward.

December 6, 2019 01:44 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jackets placed Werenski (shoulder) on injured reserve Friday.

Werenski isn't expected to return until late December at the earliest, so this announcement doesn't come as a surprise. Dean Kukan is expected to take on a larger role while Werenski, who's notched six goals and 16 points in 26 games this campaign, is on the shelf.

December 1, 2019 02:52 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Faces four-week absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski (shoulder) will be out for four weeks.

Werenski exited Saturday's game against the Islanders after running into the Blue Jackets' net and didn't return. The injury is significant, and while the four-week timetable is approximate, he's not expected to return until Dec. 29 against the Blackhawks. The 22-year-old blueliner has accrued six goals and 16 points -- seven on the power play -- through 26 games, and Ryan Murray stands to be the top left-handed defenseman in his stead.

December 1, 2019 02:08 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Leaves after scary collision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski (upper body) left Saturday's game against the Islanders and will not return.

Werenski appeared to hurt his shoulder while colliding into the Blue Jackets' net in the first period. It remains to be seen how significant the injury is, but it did not look good when it happened and could force Werenski to miss time. Columbus' next game is Tuesday at home against the Coyotes.

November 29, 2019 10:40 PM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Reaches milestone with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski picked up a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.

The assist was Werenski's 100th in his career, and 10th this season. He's at 16 points in 25 contests -- seven of which have come on the power play. It's been a productive November for the blueliner, who has three goals and seven helpers in 13 games.

November 22, 2019 12:08 AM
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Extends points streak to five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Werenski dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Red Wings.

The surging blueliner has three goals and four assists in his past five games, picking up at least one point in each. Not only is his slow start behind him, but Werenski is now on pace for 23 goals and 51 points, both of which would be career highs.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Columbus7811364717401000
2017-18Columbus771621378303000
2018-19Columbus82113344-12201000
2019-20Columbus632021419514000
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MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Columbus1885.91631:042069217:3559:0114007
2017-18Columbus2077.71738:212047187:0358:3916008
2018-19Columbus1686.51877:462250201:12105:4518009
2019-20Columbus18710.71511:051763171:54124:4710005
7507.76758:168129777:44348:12580029
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Columbus3101-2100000
2017-18Columbus61230100000
2018-19Columbus101563101000
1937101301000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Columbus147.170:28866:181:480000
2017-18Columbus185.6145:0718614:213:122001
2018-19Columbus156.7266:0734724:1920:189102
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/212
Birthdate:
7/19/1997
Age:
22
Hometown:
Grosse Pointe, MI
Team:
Columbus Blue Jackets
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