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Numbers Game: Jody Shelley

Friday, 08.09.2013 / 10:00 AM / Features
By Rob Mixer  - BlueJackets.com

Longtime Blue Jackets fan favorite Jody Shelley made his return to the organization today, as he was named team ambassador and a broadcast associate.

The veteran of over 600 NHL games with Columbus, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks is now 37 years old and, along with wife Mandy, is raising two young children: son, Owen, and daughter, Evelyn.

Shelley will be a prominent figure in his new role with the Blue Jackets, including regular work on the team's broadcasts (both radio and television), hosting a weekly radio show, and direct involvement with the club's business ventures and the Blue Jackets Foundation.

As we welcome Jody and his family back to the Blue Jackets organization, let's take a look at some of the "notable numbers" on Shelley and his career.

17 - The number of days separating Shelley being signed by the Blue Jackets as a free agent (Jan. 31, 2001) and then making his NHL debut (Feb. 17, 2011) at Mellon Arena against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

1,025 - Shelley's career penalty minutes total during his Blue Jackets career, which included some of the most memorable bouts in franchise history. He is still the team's all-time leader in penalty minutes, five years after leaving the organization in a trade to San Jose.

1,619 - Miles separating Shelley's birthplace (Thompson, Manitoba) and the town in which he grew up and started learning the game of hockey (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia).

249 - In their 13-year history, the Blue Jackets have never had a player record more than 249 penalty minutes in a season. Shelley was the last to do it, in the 2002-03 campaign.

4 - The number of times in his six-year Blue Jackets career that Shelley led the team in penalty minutes, which is still a franchise record to this day. Shelley is fifth on the team's all-time games played list (380).

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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