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Alexander Wennberg | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (20) / 9/22/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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Alexander Wennberg replaced Brandon Dubinsky as the second line center on Friday.
The Blue Jackets shuffled some of their lines as Dubinsky was dropped to the fourth line to start the game and Wennberg took his spot on the second unit between Jeremy Morin and Cam Atkinson. Wennberg was strong on the face off as he won 10 of 14. The 14th overall pick in the 2013 Draft is just getting his feet wet in the NHL and while his one goal and five points in 32 games with a minus-16 rating certainly does not bode well for fantasy hockey, he does have a lot of talent and should not be overlooked in keeper leagues. Jan 17 - 7:45 AM

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Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards thinks Alexander Wennberg's lackluster statistics early in his career are misleading.

Wennberg, who was taken with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, has just a goal, four points, and a minus-17 rating in 23 games. "His first stint up here, it wasn't a great situation," Richards said. "You can look at his stats, but as a coach I look differently at it. It’s really how he's playing. There were games that he was unfortunately getting tagged with minuses, and I'm watching him be in the right spot and doing the right thing but the puck just ended up going in the net. At the other end, he was a little bit snake-bitten, just not being able to score." Wennberg netted his first career goal on Dec. 22. The hope is that he'll start producing more regularly now that he has that monkey off his back, but we can't recommend picking him up in standard, single-season leagues at this time.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Rookie forward Alexander Wennberg scored the Columbus Blue Jackets' only goal in a 5-1 loss Monday night to the visiting Nashville Predators.

It was Wennberg's first career goal. He was the 14th pick in the 2013 NHL Draft and was playing in his 23rd game. Columbus (14-16-3) suffered its first regulation loss in 10 games. The Blue Jackets entered 8-0-1 in their previous nine games, with the previous six decided past 60 minutes, one game shy of the NHL record.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:18:00 PM

Alexander Wennberg has been promoted by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Wennberg has three assists in 21 games with Columbus this season. He will help fill the void left by Brian Gibbons (knee). In fact, Wennberg might end up temporarily assuming Gibbons' role on the third line.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 05:47:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent their number one pick from the 2013 draft, Alexander Wennberg, to the minors.

The winger was demoted to the fourth line a couple of games ago so it should be no surprise that he was sent down to the minors as he played just over seven minutes on Friday. He had only three assists in 21 games this season with a minus-14 rating. He will gain some much needed confidence in the minors and get to play on the top line.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 11:26:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg has been moved to the fourth line.

Wennberg has just three points and a minus-14 rating in 19 games, so his demotion isn't surprising. He has a lot of upside and the Blue Jackets obviously thought highly of him, given that he was taken with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. It's way too early to write him off as far as his long-term projections go, but we don't think it's worth owning him in single season leagues at this time.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg is expected to shift back to center.

Columbus needs Wennberg there, at least temporarily, given their recent string of injuries. The Blue Jackets are missing centers Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, and Mark Letestu.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:27:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg has been recalled by Columbus.

He never left the team after he was demoted. Wennberg has one assist and 11 shots in seven games this season with the Blue Jackets.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 01:44:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned Alex Wennberg to the minors.

The 20-year-old has played seven games for Columbus this season, registering just one assist. Wennberg was the Jackets' first round pick in 2013, so he has long-term upside.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 01:45:00 PM

Alexander Wennberg was only on the ice for three shifts in the third period of the Blue Jackets' 5-4 win against San Jose.

That's noteworthy because it came after Wennberg was moved up to the second line. In the end, Wennberg actually set a season-low in ice time with just 13:46 minutes. He's got potential, but we can't recommend owning him in standard leagues at this time.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg centered the second line during Wednesday's practice.

Wennberg is adjusting the NHL after scoring 16 goals and 21 points in 50 Swedish games last season. He's projected to play alongside Matt Calvert and Cam Atkinson on Thursday.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 08:40:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg played on the first power play unit Thursday.

Wennberg played 3:58 minutes on the power play to tie Artem Anisimov for the third most power play time, ahead of Ryan Johansen. While this won't last, he looked good on the half boards and that bodes well for the Blue Jackets future as Wennberg was the 14th overall pick in the 2013 Draft.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 06:51:00 AM

Rookie Alexander Wennberg now officially has a point in the National Hockey League.

It came as a secondary assist to Artem Anisimov's dagger late in the third, but you won't hear Wennberg complaining. He was second amongst forwards in ice time with 17:44, including 3:59 on the powerplay. The talented rookie also won all of his faceoffs.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 12:07:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg could make the opening night roster of the Columbus Blue Jackets, especially if Ryan Johansen has not signed.

Johansen is the wild card as he is a restricted free agent and wants $6.5 million per season while the Blue Jackets are offering $3.5 million at this time. Wennberg was drafted 14th overall in the 2013 Draft and spent last season in his native Sweden where he had 15 goals and 21 points in 50 games with Frolunda of the SEL. He is extremely flexible in that he can play on the top two or bottom two lines and perform well as he is an all-round player. Stay tuned.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 07:37:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Wennberg had 15 goals and 21 points in 50 games in the Swedish hockey league in 2013-14. Columbus took him with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. "In talking to Alexander after the season, he made it very clear that he wanted to sign, work hard this summer and then come to training camp to try to make our team. He is an outstanding young player and we are excited to watch him develop in the coming years," said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen.
Fri, May 16, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
5Brian Gibbons
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Matt Calvert
4Jack Skille
5Boone Jenner
6Jeremy Morin
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Alexander Wennberg
3Jared Boll
4Corey Tropp
5Nathan Horton
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Kevin Connauton
7Jordan Leopold
8Cody Goloubef
9Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney