Welcome to Draft Central 2013 on BlueJackets.com, your home for wall-to-wall coverage of this year's NHL Draft in New Jersey. Consider this page "the hub," meaning all draft content (stories, videos, interviews, photos and more) will be posted here as they happen.
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JACKETS TV INTERVIEW: Jarmo Kekalainen
JACKETS TV INTERVIEW: John Davidson
MEDIA SESSION TRANSCRIPTS:
UPDATE: Blue Jackets select Nick Moutrey of the Sagniaw Spirit at 105th overall!
WATCH: Bob McElligott interviews Nick Moutrey
WATCH: Bob McElligott interviews 89th pick Oliver Bjorkstrand
WATCH: Bob McElligott interviews Dillon Heatherington
Former NHL player Warren Rychel and his son Kerby talk about being selected as the 19th overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
WATCH: Bob McElligott interviews Marko Dano
WATCH: Marko Dano selected No. 27 overall... | LISTEN HERE
WATCH: Bob McElligott interviews Kerby Rychel
WATCH: Kerby Rychel's selected No. 19 overall... | LISTEN HERE
WATCH: Bob McElligott interviews Alexander Wennberg
WATCH: Alexander Wennberg's NHL dream comes true as he's selected No. 14 overall... | LISTEN HERE
LIVE FROM NEW JERSEY (We'll cut in when LIVE)
BLUE JACKETS LIVE NHL DRAFT RADIO SHOW
Segment 1 | Segment 2 | Segment 3 | Segment 4
BLUE JACKETS SUNDAY MORNING SKATE CLIPS (CLICK NAME TO LISTEN)
WATCH: JEFF RIMER WITH PASCAL LECLAIRE
WATCH: SATURDAY WRAP-UP
Bob McElligott and the Jackets TV crew ventured to Newark for the prospects clinic this afternoon at AmeriHealth Pavilion, the Devils' practice rink next to Prudential Center. Check out this recap of the day's activities on Draft Eve...
It's the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro! pic.twitter.com/Kq7DHYlSMb— Bob McElligott (@BobbyMacSports) June 29, 2013
JUNE 28TH RECAP
Paul Castron Interview
Seth Jones Interview
Nathan MacKinnon Interview
Jonathan Drouin Interview
Some of the top NHL prospects as media availability wraps up http://t.co/ju9UNFeF0d— Bob McElligott (@BobbyMacSports) June 28, 2013
EXCLUSIVE: We showed you a sneak peek last week, but here's the FULL interview between top prospect Seth Jones and the Blue Jackets' brass. Don't miss this...
DRAFT 101: How did we arrive at draft weekend, and what's to come in the next 24 hours or so? We break it all down with "Draft 101" on BlueJackets.com. It's everything you need to know about the NHL Draft.
UPDATE: Friday, 9:25 a.m.
Jeff Rimer caught up with Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson after the NHL Board of Governors meeting in New York yesterday. Check out what JD had to say about rule changes, the Olympics, Sergei Bobrovsky, and more:
UPDATE: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Blue Jackets broadcaster Jeff Rimer has landed in New Jersey and is on-site for NHL Draft activities. He caught up with Blue Jackets director of amateur scouting Tyler Wright for an interview this afternoon:
TWITTER TRIVIA QUESTION: Which two CURRENT Blue Jackets players were selected highest in their respective draft years? Please note that we said current roster players, so no, Ryan Murray doesn't count.
Tweet your answer to @BlueJacketsNHL and use the #NHLDraft hashtag - good luck! We will select one winner at random by 4 p.m. today.