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Cam Atkinson | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 172
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Cam Atkinson's shooting percentage dropped to 9.7 last season, but he still managed to score 21 goals.
If he gets some more puck luck then he could push the 30-goal mark, but he isn't a safe bet to reach that total in 2014-15. Atkinson is expected to play on one of the top three lines, but where is unclear with Nathan Horton and Scott Hartnell in the fold. He spent most of his five-on-five playing time with Brandon Dubinsky and Matt Calvert last campaign, which could lead to him lining up there again. If he earns a top-six forward spot then he's capable of closing in on the 50-point plateau. Aug 22 - 4:10 PM

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Cam Atkinson wasn't "impressed" with his performance in the playoffs.

Atkinson had a goal and two assists in six postseason games. "I just felt like, personally, I didn't play my game," Atkinson said. "When I’m playing well, I'm skating with and without the puck. I couldn't play my game for some reason. Making the playoffs was exciting, but I have a whole other level I can get to." Atkinson typically spends the summer training with Martin St. Louis other NHL players, but the Blue Jackets would prefer for their players to turn in Columbus over the offseason. Either way, he thinks his summer training will be important to getting off on the right foot in 2014-15.
May 7 - 10:04 AM

Cam Atkinson found the back of the net in Game 3 of Columbus' first round series against Pittsburgh.

It was Atkinson's first career playoff goal. He broke out in the regular season with 21 goals and 40 points in 79 games.
Apr 22 - 9:44 AM

Cam Atkinson opened the scoring for Columbus on Saturday with his 21st goal of the season.

After 14 points in 27 games in 2011-12, and 18 points in 35 games last season, Atkinson finally played a full season as the 24-year-old ended the season with 40 points in 79 games. He is worth taking next season in very deep leagues at the end of the draft.
Apr 13 - 6:41 AM

Cam Atkinson banked his first 20 goal season with his marker during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado.

Atkinson scored seven in his rookie season, nine during last year's abbreviated schedule and finally reached the 20 goal plateau in his 72nd game of his third NHL season. The 24 year old has 36 points so far.
Apr 1 - 10:04 PM

Cam Atkinson will return to Columbus' lineup on Thursday night.

He has been scratched in three of the previous five games for the Blue Jackets. In his last nine outings, Atkinson has one goal and one assist. He is projected to join Matt Calvert and Brandon Dubinsky on the second line.
Mar 20 - 3:43 PM

Blake Comeau's two-game suspension for hitting an opponent from behind could open a lineup spot for Cam Atkinson with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Atkinson has been a healthy scratch the past three games, losing his lineup spot after a 6-1 loss last week at Chicago. Atkinson, despite being scratched, is the Blue Jackets' third-leading scorer with 18 goals. The Jackets' coaching staff did not feel Atkinson's complete game has been good but they're hoping the time off will motivate him.
Mar 13 - 9:18 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets won't use Cam Atkinson on Tuesday.

It will be Atkinson's third straight game in the press box. He has 18 and has 34 points in 63 games in 2013-14.
Mar 11 - 12:02 PM

Cam Atkinson could be a healthy scratch again on Monday.

Atkinson was a healthy scratch for the first time this season on Saturday and coach Todd Richards stated that he planned no changes to the lineup so look for the forward to sit once again. He is third on the Blue Jackets in goals with 18 and has 34 points in 63 games. Keep him reserved for now.
Mar 10 - 7:47 AM

Cam Atkinson was a healthy scratch on Saturday for the first time this season.

Coach Todd Richards sat his second leading goal scorer in place of a couple of bottom six forwards in Blake Comeau and Corey Tropp and the move paid off as the Blue Jackets went into Nashville and shutout the Predators 1-0. Atkinson has 18 goals and 34 points in 63 games this season. The Blue Jackets next play on Monday in Dallas and it remains to be seen if Atkinson will rejoin the lineup or if Richards will continue with a winning lineup.
Mar 9 - 7:18 AM

Cam Atkinson scored a goal and an assist for Columbus in the team's 3-2 loss to Ottawa Tuesday night.

Atkinson snapped a four game pointless drought in the process. The 24 year-old is struggling to find consistency this season, but is contributing with 16 goals and 13 assists in 53 games.
Jan 28 - 10:08 PM

Cam Atkinson (foot) took part in Thursday's practice.

That's just an FYI because Atkinson missed Tuesday's morning skate after being hit in the foot by the puck on Monday. Atkinson is projected to play Friday.
Jan 17 - 9:14 AM

Cam Atkinson has been hot of late with three goals an assist in his last three games.

Atkinson potted his 13th of the season on Saturday and now has 24 points in 45 games. He is a serviceable fantasy player in very deep leagues as he can score but he does not do a lot more as he has only 12 penalty minutes with a plus-one rating and two power play goals.
Jan 12 - 7:45 AM

Cam Atkinson had an assist and contributed the final insurance goal in the Blue Jackets’ 3-0 victory over Carolina Friday night.

The winger has 23 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 10 - 10:24 PM

Cam Atkinson saw fourth line minutes on Thursday with the debut of Nathan Horton in the Columbus lineup.

Atkinson was the major loser of ice time with Horton's return. Atkinson played only 11:42 minutes Thursday in 14 shifts, seeing seven less shifts than he usually does as well as four less minutes. He has 10 goals and 20 points in 41 games this season and a minus-one rating.
Jan 4 - 6:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Brian Gibbons
5Ryan Craig
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Mark Letestu
6Sonny Milano
RW1Nathan Horton
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4Corey Tropp
5Jerry D'Amigo
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney