As 29-year-old Cam Atkinson about to become the greatest Columbus Blue Jacket of all time? His career numbers would suggest it’s only a matter of when, not if.
Atkinson’s already ahead of franchise icon Rick Nash in a couple key offensive categories and most likely will pass him in most others before his career is over. Not bad for a 5-foot-8 kid out of Riverside, Conn.
This season he’s on pace for the best output of his career, amassing 27 goals in his first 45 games. There is some symmetry to his most recent goal totals. Last year, a broken foot limited him to just 65 games. When he came back from the injury, he finished with a flourish, posting 19 goals in his last 26 games.
How did he start this season? With 19 goals in his first 26 games.