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Alexander Wennberg | Center | #10

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/22/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 196
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (14) / CLM
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Alexander Wennberg isn't worried about his contract situation.
"Eventually it's going to work out," Wennberg said. "Even though I have to wait a little longer than expected, that's a part of it. But you can't really let that get to your head. Right now, I'm focusing on training and focusing on [this] season and it's going to work out. Time will tell. I'm not too stressed out about it either." The 22-year-old center has been working on getting stronger during the summer. Wennberg is a restricted free agent after completing a three-year deal worth $4.2 million. He produced career-highs in 2016-17 with 13 goals, 46 assists and 59 points in 80 games. Wennberg intends to shoot more and is projected to play with Artemi Panarin this campaign, which should push him over the 60-point mark. Aug 10 - 4:51 PM

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Alexander Wennberg has begun contract talks with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Wennberg is slated to become a restricted free agent on July 1 and while there is no panic at this time, a contract has to eventually be ironed out. Wennberg has a new agent, Pat Brisson, a make the deal for him. Wennberg had 59 points in 80 games this season but was really hot early on with 44 points in 50 games before cooling off with only 15 in his last 30. Look for a 60-65 point season from the 22-year-old if he is not a holdout.
Apr 23 - 8:52 AM

Alexander Wennberg registered his first career NHL playoff point on Friday night.

He had an assist on goal by Brandon Saad in Game 2's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh. Wennberg broke out offensively in his third season with 46 helpers and 59 points in 80 games.
Apr 15 - 10:18 AM

Alex Wennberg will be rested on Sunday against Toronto.

His banner regular season then closes with 46 helpers and 59 points in 80 games, this after picking up 40 points in 2015-16.
Apr 9 - 4:47 PM

Alexander Wennberg registered his third assist over his last four games during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.

Wennberg has 46 assists and 59 points in 80 games. That's up from 40 points in 2015-16.
Apr 8 - 4:53 PM

Alexander Wennberg has only one goal in his last 17 games.

Wennberg is part of the malaise that is hitting the Blue Jacket forwards as the playoffs near. Columbus forwards have only five goals in their last seven games with Brandon Saad picking up two in his last 15 and Nick Foligno and Sam Gagner combining for one in their last 10 apiece. Wennberg has 13 goals and 57 points this season but he has slumped of late after getting off to a great start.
Apr 3 - 8:04 AM

Alexander Wennberg scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory against Philadelphia on Saturday.

Wennberg now has 13 goals and 55 points in 73 games. Kyle Quincey assisted on Wennberg's marker.
Mar 25 - 4:54 PM

The Blue Jackets will welcome Alexander Wennberg back to their lineup on Wednesday against Toronto.

The youngster missed just one game with a stiff neck. He's projected to be flanked by Nick Foligno and Oliver Bjorkstrand on Columbus' top line, so we'd get Wennberg back in your lineup as well.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 22 - 6:47 PM

Alexander Wennberg (neck) returned to practice on Tuesday.

He was flanked by Nick Foligno and Oliver Bjorkstrand. The talented pivot was held out of Sunday's match against the Devils as a precaution due to a stiff neck. It's not yet clear if he'll play Wednesday against Toronto, but this is certainly a positive sign that he's recovering well.
Mar 21 - 4:15 PM

Alexander Wennberg (head/neck) is expected to practice Tuesday.

He was held out of Sunday's game as a precaution after he was banged up on a hit from Islanders forward Ryan Strome on Saturday.
Mar 20 - 4:03 PM

Alexander Wennberg was held out of Sunday's match with the Devils due to a stiff neck.

He suffered the ailment on Saturday on a hit from the Islanders' Ryan Strome. Wennberg is being held out as a "precaution", so consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 19 - 1:08 PM

Alexander Wennberg will be scratched from Sunday's match with New Jersey.

He took a hard hit from Ryan Strome on Saturday, and is likely just a bit banged up from the hit and the season. He has no official injury report, yet. But consider the talented pivot day-to-day anyway.
Mar 19 - 12:49 PM

Alexander Wennberg was okay after the game following a hit by Ryan Strome into the boards in the second period.

Wennberg has been in a slump with only two assists in his last 10 games but has been one of the Blue Jackets best players all season with 12 goals and 54 points in 70 games. He should be okay but if not, you now know the reason why.
Mar 19 - 6:22 AM

One of the things that makes Alexander Wennberg stand out is his ability to use his skate to feed the puck to his stick.

"He does it even when he has a chance to use his stick," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said of Wennberg's skate-work. "I've never seen a guy who can use his skates like he does. It really stands out with him. He feels that's part of his game, and 95 percent of the time he's dead-on with it." Wennberg was playing top-level hockey and soccer at the same time until just before he turned 17 and was finally forced to pick a sport to focus on, so that contributed to his ability to use his skates for puck-handling more than your average player. He's in his third NHL campaign and has set career-highs with 12 goals and 53 points in 68 contests.
Mar 16 - 8:14 AM

Alexander Wennberg scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers.

Wennberg is usually an assists machine as he has 40 this season but he managed to pot his 11th and 12th goals of the season Sunday. The 14th pick in the 2013 Draft has been a tremendous contributor to the Blue Jackets this season and his points total make him a must start in most pools.
Feb 27 - 8:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3Pierre-Luc Dubois
4Lukas Sedlak
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Boone Jenner
3Matt Calvert
4Tyler Motte
5Sonny Milano
6Markus Hannikainen
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Josh Anderson
4Oliver Bjorkstrand
5Zac Dalpe
D1Zach Werenski
2Seth Jones
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Ryan Murray
6Scott Harrington
7Gabriel Carlsson
8Cameron Gaunce
9Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo