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Cam Atkinson | Winger | #13

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 182
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (157) / CLM
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Cam Atkinson's pair of goals were not enough for the Blue Jackets on Sunday evening in a 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
Atkinson's first two points of the postseason gave the Jackets a lead, which Pittsburgh was able to overcome and eventually put Columbus in an 0-3 series hole. The 27-year-old now has five points in nine career playoff games. Apr 16 - 9:55 PM

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Coach John Tortorella benched the Blue Jackets leading scorer Cam Atkinson for the last 13 minutes of Saturday's game.

Atkinson had a bad turnover which led to a Flyers goal and that was the last the winger saw of the ice Saturday. "The way Cam was playing at the time, it wasn’t helping him (to play)," coach John Tortorella said. "I’m trying to save him." Atkinson has 34 goals and 61 points this season but has a goal and no assists in his last 11 games. He will need to get a lot better if the Blue Jackets hope to defeat Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs.
Apr 9 - 7:14 AM

Cam Atkinson has been quiet lately with a goal and no assists in his last nine games.

Atkinson's slump is made more noticeable by the fact that Columbus as a team has been struggling offensively lately. "It is pretty frustrating we can’t score more than one goal, but I really don’t know what it is," said Atkinson. "I really don’t have an answer." The Blue Jackets are on a four-game losing streak with three games remaining in their regular season schedule. It would be helpful for morale if they finish strong, but the big thing is for them to find their scoring touch in the first round of the playoffs.
Apr 6 - 10:22 AM

Cam Atkinson scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Atkinson's goal gave the Jackets a 2-0 lead late in the first period. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating and two shots on goal in 18:06 of ice time. Atkinson now has 34 goals and 61 points in 75 games. Kyle Quincey and Brandon Saad also scored for Columbus.
Mar 28 - 9:53 PM

Cam Atkinson scored his third overtime winner during Saturday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Islanders.

It was his 33rd goal of the season, giving him 60 points in 70 games thus far. Quite the breakout campaign to say the least as he's now up to seven total winners on the year.
Mar 18 - 5:39 PM

Forward Cam Atkinson scored two goals, his 31st and 32nd of the season, to help the Columbus Blue Jackets defeat the Flyers 5-3 in Philadelphia Monday night.

Zach Werenski had a goal (10th) and an assist (33rd) for Columbus and Seth Jones contributed two assists (28th and 29th) as the Blue Jackets won their 44th game of the season and hit the 94-point mark, both single-season franchise records. Their previous records were 43 wins and 93 points, set in 2013-14. Brandon Dubinsky scored the game-winning goal Monday, breaking a 3-3 tie with his 10th of the season at 8:46 of the third period. Sam Gagner had the first goal of the night, giving Columbus a 1-0 lead with his 18th goal of the season at 7:42 of the first period.
Mar 13 - 11:07 PM

Cam Atkinson escaped with just a cut after Marcus Foligno's skate sliced open his shoulder blade.

Atkinson was taken to the dressing room and 17 stitches were required to close the cut. He returned to action and almost tied the game with less than a minutes to go but a great save by Robin Lehner preserved the win for Buffalo. "I definitely have a couple of guardian angels looking out for me," said Atkinson. "I got a skate to the face a couple of years ago and it didn't touch my eye. This, it could have been my neck, it could have been other damage, nerve damage. I've got to just count my lucky stars." Atkinson is having a career year as he has 30 goals and 57 points. With 15 games left in the season, both are already career highs.
Mar 12 - 8:37 AM

Cam Atkinson reached the 30-goal milestone on Tuesday.

Atkinson is the seventh Columbus player to ever enjoy a 30-goal campaign. He still has an outside chance of reaching the 40-goal mark too, which would make him the second Blue Jackets player to accomplish that feat after Rick Nash did it in 2003-04 and 2008-09.
Mar 8 - 8:30 AM

Cam Atkinson is on the brink of pulling off a rare feat for a Blue Jackets player: A 30-goal season.

Atkinson is currently sitting at the 29-goal mark. Assuming he does find the back of the net at least one more time, he'll become the seventh Columbus player to ever do so. Rick Nash is the only Blue Jackets player to ever reach the 40-goal mark, having done so in 2003-04 and 2008-09.
Feb 28 - 5:40 AM

Cam Atkinson snapped his five-game goal drought with a pair of tallies in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

Mark it now 29 goals and a new career high in markers for Atkinson, who, if you can believe it, nearly didn't go to the All-Star game. He also matched his career high of 53 points in 60 games thus far.
Feb 26 - 9:03 PM

Cam Atkinson's line, with Brandon Dubinsky and Boone Jenner, has amassed six goals and 14 points in the last five games.

Atkinson has scored three times over that span to hit 27 goals for the second straight season. The rest of the team has three goals during that five-game stretch. "Our line has taken over a little bit as far as working hard and trying to gain momentum and scoring goals and having success," Atkinson said. "It's great right now but all of us are going to have to contribute. When we do, it's going to be crazy."
Feb 13 - 5:58 PM

Cam Atkinson matched his career high of 27 goals with a tally in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.

He also has 49 points this season, and needs five more to set a new career high in that category as well. Suffice it to say, this is Atkinson's best campaign yet.
Feb 11 - 8:08 PM

Cam Atkinson buried his 25th goal of 2016-17 in a 4-3 OT loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night.

The 27-year-old winger has found another level this season, with 47 points in 50 contests. He had 27 goals and 53 points in 81 games last year, which he should easily surpass.
Feb 4 - 11:11 AM

Cam Atkinson's star shined quite brightly during his All-Star debut on Sunday.

He knotted the championship game up at three late in the affair by collecting his own rebound, making him just one of three players for the Metro to score in both games. They'd go on to beat the Pacific, 4-3. Atkinson for his part tallied three goals and five points, matched in points only by John Tavares and Justin Faulk.
Jan 29 - 7:31 PM

John Tavares wasn't the only player to notch two goals and four points during Sunday's 10-6 All-Star game victory over the Atlantic.

Cam Atkinson accomplished the feat, and nearly put home the hat trick had he not slid it through the crease instead. Talk about a replacement for the injured Evgeni Malkin.
Jan 29 - 6:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Brandon Saad
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
5Sonny Milano
6Markus Hannikainen
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Sam Gagner
4Oliver Bjorkstrand
5Josh Anderson
6Lauri Korpikoski
7David Clarkson
D1Zach Werenski
2Seth Jones
3Jack Johnson
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Scott Harrington
7Kyle Quincey
8Gabriel Carlsson
9Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo
3Anton Forsberg