Columbus Blue Jackets Tickets
Below is the 2015 Columbus Blue Jackets schedule for Nationwide Arena. To buy tickets select the date of the Hockey game you would like to attend and you will be taken to available seating. Please call 1-800-550-7556 if you prefer to order your Blue Jackets tickets by phone.
Columbus Blue Jackets Team Info
Compared to most teams, the Blue Jackets are a relatively new franchise. However, fans will tell you that this baby has already managed to make a name for itself in the standings and in the minds of hockey fans. Led by coach Dave King, the team first took the ice in Nationwide Arena back in 2000. In their short time with the league, the team has had an eventful, though somewhat tragic run. However, the Jackets have come back resiliently, earning a top spot in the NHL.
Kicking off their history in the 2000-01 season, the Blue Jackets got off to a disappointing start, finishing in last place in the Central Division. Even though their year was less than outstanding, the team was still able to finish out a respectable season. Their goalie, Ron Tugnutt set a record that year for most wins by a goalie. Although it wasn’t the best run, it was their next season that continues to haunt them. In the 2001-02 season, the team once again took a last place finish. However, this was the best of their problems. While before the Blue Jackets at least finished with a decent record despite their last place finish, this season saw a whole fourteen points less than the last. On top of that, tragedy struck during a game. While attending a game for her thirteenth birthday, Brittanie Cecil was struck by a rogue puck in the head. As a result, Brittanie died two days later in March of 2002. This disaster went down as the first fan fatality in the NHL’s eighty-five year history. After this incident, they issued a must for netting around all offensive zones in every arena during hockey games. In remembrance of Brittanie, the team wore heart-shaped decals etched with her initial on their uniforms during each game.