The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional NHL hockey franchise, based in Columbus, Ohio. They were established in 2000 as an expansion team in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference, and they currently play their home games in Columbus' beautiful Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets' colors are blue, red, silver, and white.
Founded: 2000 (awarded June 25, 1997)
Arena: Nationwide Arena
Uniform colors: Blue and red
Logo design: A starry ribbon forming the letters "CB" surrounding a hockey stick (which also forms the letter "J") surmounted by a star.
Stanley Cups won: none
One of the NHL's newest teams, the Blue Jackets took to the ice for the first time on October 7, 2000, with a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Bruce Gardiner scored the first goal in franchise history.
The team has never made the playoffs in its short history, but it has a core of young players who could change that in the near future, led by 2002 first-overall draft pick Rick Nash.