Blue Jackets assign forward Boone Jenner to Springfield Falcons
Jenner, 19, was Columbus’ first pick, 37th overall at the 2011 NHL Draft
COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that forward Boone Jenner has been assigned to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Jenner’s Ontario Hockey League club, the Oshawa Generals, was eliminated from the J. Ross Robertson Cup Playoffs by the Barrie Colts on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.
Jenner, 19, was Columbus’ first pick, 37th overall at the 2011 NHL Draft. The 6-2, 204-pound center has recorded 111 goals and 135 assists for 246 points, 263 penalty minutes and a cumulative +22 plus/minus rating in 227 career OHL games. In 2012-13, he racked up 45-37-82, 58 penalty minutes and was +23 in 56 appearances, ranking third in the OHL in goals (45), fourth (tied) in game-winning goals (8) and 10th in points (82).
Jenner, who scored a goal in five appearances with Springfield at the end of the 2011-12 season, is a native of Dorchester, Ontario. He competed at the past two IIHF World Junior Championships as a member of Team Canada, recording 0-2-2 in eight games and winning a bronze medal in 2012. He also captained Team Ontario at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and led that team to a silver medal.
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