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RJ Umberger
RJ Umberger
Left Wing
Number: 18
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 214
Shoots: Left
Born: May 3, 1982  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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Acquired: Acquired with a fourth round pick in 2008 Entry Draft (Drew Olson) from Philadelphia in exchange for a first round pick (Luca Sbisa) and third round pick (Marc-Andre Bourdon) in the 2008 Entry Draft on June 20, 2008
Drafted: VAN / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (16th overall)

Career:  Scored career-high 26 goals in 2008-09 (1st season with CBJ)… Registered career-high 57 pts (25G-32A) in 2010-11… Scored 1st career NHL goal (w/PHI) on 11/22/05 vs. TBL (opposing goalie: S. Burke)… Spent 3 seasons (2000-03) with OSU Buckeyes (112GP-58G-81A-129P)… Named CCHA 1st Team All-Star and NCAA West 2nd Team All-American in '03… Named CCHA Rookie of the Year in '01…. Member of Team USA at IIHF World Junior Championships in '01 and '02 (14GP-3G-6A-9P combined)... Won Penguins Cup (PA high school tourney) with Plum Mustangs in '98.

2013-14: Led CBJ in PPG (8)... Surpassed D. Vyborny for 2nd place on CBJ's all-time goals list (114) on 1/21 vs. LAK... Skated in 600th career NHL game on 10/4 vs. CGY.

2012-13: Led all CBJ forwards in blocked shots (45 - 8th among all NHL F)... Tallied 200th point as a Blue Jacket on 2/10 vs. EDM (goal).

Personal: Nickname is ‘Umby’… Favorite player growing up was Mario Lemieux... Favorite TV shows: Sons of Anarchy, Homeland and The Walking Dead.

2008-09: Collected 26-20-46 and 53 penalty minutes in 82 games with Columbus… Was one of three players to play in all 82 games (Jan Hejda, Fedor Tyutin)… Led the club in power play goals, ranked second in goals and multi-goal games (five) and was fourth in points… Set career highs in goals and games played… Netted an assist in his Blue Jackets debut Oct. 10 at Dallas… Notched the 50th goal of his NHL career Nov. 1 vs. Chicago… Collected 5-1-6 during a five-game point streak Oct. 30-Nov. 7… Scored a pair of goals Nov. 3 at NY Islanders… Notched 2-0-2 Nov. 14 at Buffalo… Had 1-3-4 during a four-game point streak Nov. 22-29… Scored the game-winning goal Dec. 17 vs. San Jose… Notched his first three-point game as a Blue Jacket with 1-2-3 Dec. 18 at Dallas… Scored the game-winning goal Jan. 9 at Washington… Had a multi-goal game Jan. 21 at Calgary… Scored two goals 1:29 apart in the second period Feb. 16 vs. Dallas, the fastest two goals scored by a player in Blue Jackets history… Registered 2-1-3 Mar. 7 at Detroit… Added 3-0-3 in four playoff games… Led the club in playoff goals and points (tied)… Scored the first playoff goal in Blue Jackets history in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Detroit on Apr. 16 (Chris Osgood)… Scored the first home playoff goal in club history in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Detroit on Apr. 21 (Chris Osgood)…

2007-08: Collected 13-37-50, 19 penalty minutes and was “even” in 74 games with Philadelphia… Set career highs in assists and points… Missed the first two games of the season due to a finger injury… Recorded back-to-back multi-point games with 1-3-4 Nov. 23-24… Set single-game career highs in goals, assists (tied) and points with 3-2-5 Dec. 11 vs. Pittsburgh… The three goals marked the first hat trick of his career… Registered 1-3-4 during a four-game point streak Jan. 10-16… Collected the 100th point of his NHL career and played the 200th game of his NHL career Jan. 24 vs. Pittsburgh… Missed six games Mar. 18-29 due to a knee injury suffered Mar. 16 at Pittsburgh… Added 10-5-15, 10 penalty minutes and was +7 in 17 playoff games, helping the Flyers advance to the Eastern Conference Final… Led club in goals and plus/minus rating, while ranking second in points… Was fourth in the league in playoff goals, seventh (tied) in game-winning playoff goals and was 10th (tied) in playoff points…

2006-07: Registered 16-12-28 and 41 penalty minutes in 81 games with Philadelphia… Set a career high in penalty minutes… Ranked third on the club in goals… Scored a pair of goals Nov. 16 at Los Angeles… Played the 100th game of his NHL career Dec. 2 vs. New Jersey… Notched 2-0-2 Feb. 12 vs. Detroit and Feb. 27 at NY Islanders… Had four goals during a three-game goal streak Feb. 27-Mar. 4…

2005-06: Notched 20-18-38, 18 penalty minutes and was +9 in 73 games with Philadelphia… Made his NHL debut Oct. 30 at Ottawa… Registered his first NHL point with an assist (Joni Pitkanen goal) Nov. 8 vs. Boston… Scored his first NHL goal Nov. 22 vs. Tampa Bay (Sean Burke)… Added 1-0-1 and two penalty minutes in five playoff games… Had 3-7-10, eight penalty minutes and was +4 in eight games with Philadelphia (AHL)…

2004-05: Tallied 21-44-65, 36 penalty minutes and was +19 in 80 games with Philadelphia (AHL)… Named the Phantoms Rookie of the Year… Led the club in assists and points… Ranked first among AHL rookies in assists, was third in points and plus/minus rating, while ranking fifth in goals… Set Phantoms rookie records for goals and points in a season… Was one of two Phantoms to play in all 80 games… Named AHL Rookie of the Month for November…

2003-04: Did not play due to a contract dispute…

2002-03: Recorded 26-27-53 and 16 penalty minutes in 43 games at Ohio State (CCHA)… Set career highs in goals, assist, points and games played… Named to the NCAA West Second All-American Team and CCHA First All-Star Team… Was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award… Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team… Led the Buckeyes in goals, assists, points, power play goals (9), game-winning goals (8) and shots (217)… Ranked second in the nation in game-winning goals…

2001-02: Collected 18-21-39 and 31 penalty minutes in 39 games for Ohio State… Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team… Led the Buckeyes in goals, assists, points, power play goals (5) and shots (169)… Competed for the United States at the World Junior Championships…

2000-01: Registered 14-23-37 and 18 penalty minutes in 32 games with Ohio State… Named CCHA Rookie of the Year and to the CCHA All-Rookie Team… Led the Buckeyes in assists, points and shots (122)… Competed for the United States at the World Junior Championships…

1999-2000: Recorded 33-35-68 and 20 penalty minutes in 57 games with the United States National Development Team…

1998-99: Notched 21-21-42 and 32 penalty minutes in 50 games with the United States National Development Team.


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