Since that last time I got his autograph, tons has happened in Boone’s career. He’s become the alternate captain, played five full season in the NHL and helped Team Canada win gold in 2016 at the IIHF World Championships. In fact, he recently re-signed with the club for another four years, showing the confidence that the Columbus organization have in him, paying him $3.75 million dollars a season.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Blue Jackets perform as they just finished their second consecutive year making the playoffs. This effectively doubled the number of playoff berths the team has competed in their entire franchise.
I do think that the Blue Jackets have a great shot at running into a third consecutive playoff spot since they’ve done extremely well with drafting. They’ve hit their first round draft picks, selecting players that have gone on to play for the team. Players like Ryan Murray (2012 – 2nd overall), Alexander Wennberg (2013 – 14th), Sonny Milano (2014 – 16th), Zach Werenski (2015 – 8th) and Pierre-Luc Dubois (2016 – 3rd).
Overall, Boone Jenner is now starting to hit his prime, especially with all the young talent coming into the foray. While his scoring prowess haven’t been his strength, it’s his leadership skills that have enabled him to become a top player on the team.
Gettin’ the auto
I got this Team Canada Upper Deck hockey card back from Boone Jenner. This isn’t the first time I got Boone to sign fan mail that I’ve sent to him. If you refer back to this previous post from six years ago, it’s obvious he hasn’t changed his (short) signature. If you’ve been following along throughout the years, I’m just grateful that players return back mail at all. I sent him this card and received it back through the Columbus Blue Jackets organization.