Boone Jenner
Boone Jenner
25-Year-Old Left WingLW
Columbus Blue Jackets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
If any player is emblematic of the current Blue Jackets roster and philosophy, it's Jenner. The physical forward plays with heart and grit and can line up in nearly any role while getting the most out of his skills, but he also has a limited offensive ceiling and his 30-goal eruption a few years ago looks increasingly like an aberration. The 25-year-old signed a four-year extension in the offseason that could keep him in Columbus through 2021-22, and while he did have an impressive finish to his campaign last season (eight goals and 19 points in his final 28 games, a 55-point pace), he's not likely to keep that up over a full 82-game schedule even if he does see significant ice time in the top six. Read Past Outlooks
Two points in home win
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
November 16, 2018
Jenner factored into the final two goals of Thursday's 7-3 home win over the Panthers.
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Jenner was the primary distributor on Josh Anderson's even-strength marker, only to follow it up with an empty-net deposit for his fourth goal of the season. Jenner only cracked the scoresheet twice in the first 12 games, but he's since added six points with a plus-3 rating over the last seven.
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Boone Jenner 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:19
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:31
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
16:04
1:08
0:51
2017–18
16:28
1:19
0:55
2018–19
18:19
2:31
2:02
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The feisty forward wasn't able to duplicate his breakout 30-goal performance from 2015-16, but in large part that was due to the development of the players around him rather than a big regression in his own play. While not a natural scorer, the 24-year-old is strong on the puck and his max-effort style and high compete level in all three zones fit in very well on a team that has developed an identity as a relentless opponent. As the organization’s young snipers, such as Oliver Bjorkstrand and Sonny Milano, continue their development and push for top-six spots, Jenner could eventually find himself sliding down to the third line, where his grit and two-way play would be right at home.
Jenner was one of the few players to step up for the Blue Jackets in a lost season. The 23-year-old had his best year yet with 30 goals and 49 points, establishing himself as one of the team's building blocks for the future by playing an abrasive, two-way game that endeared him to coach John Tortorella. While he flipped between left wing and center during the year and his 53.1 percent faceoff win rate led the team, Tortorella preferred using him on the wing despite the team's lack of depth up the middle following the Ryan Johansen trade. Jenner will likely remain primarily on the wing in 2016-17, but given his excellent chemistry with Brandon Dubinsky, the duo should anchor the Jackets' top line, providing Jenner with plenty of opportunity to repeat or even top last year's numbers.
Jenner's sophomore campaign was a bit of a dud, as hand and back injuries knocked him out for huge chunks of time, limiting him to just 31 games. The good news is that he was skating top-line minutes before the back injury ate up three months of his season; the bad news is that he didn't enjoy that sort of ice time upon returning for the final 11 games of the year, and the Jackets signed Brandon Saad in the offseason to ride shotgun on the first line with Ryan Johansen. Still, Jenner should slot in as the second-line left wing, and see plenty of power-play time en route to a hike in offensive production. Fantasy owners in specialty formats will appreciate that Jenner complements that production with plenty of hits, too.
By just about any measure, Jenner's rookie season was a successful one. After a slow start, he scored 14 goals and 26 points over his final 55 games with a plus-12 rating, adding three goals and five points in the Blue Jackets' first-round playoff loss to the Penguins. Jenner's 212 hits on the season led all rookies, and he finished the year firmly entrenched among the Jackets' top-six forwards, seeing plenty of ice time alongside Ryan Johansen. A sophomore slump is always possible, and he doesn't have a huge offensive ceiling, but as his body and his game mature, Jenner figures to be yet another Columbus forward who plays hard in every zone and can contribute in a variety of fantasy categories.
Jenner ended his junior career with a bang, scoring 45 goals and 82 points in 56 games for Oshawa (OHL) before a late-season AHL stint in which he looked right at home. He's a coach's dream, playing a fierce two-way style and backing down from no one, and after a standout preseason he seems ready to settle into the Blue Jackets' lineup. Jenner's lack of elite offensive skills could limit him to a third-line role, but he's arguably the best faceoff man in the world outside of the NHL and that skill alone could land him plenty of man-advantage ice time once he establishes himself. He won't be a fantasy stud, but he will be a fan favorite.
Boone is a two-way center prospect that wrapped up his OHL career with 22 goals and 49 points in 43 games. He will now try to prove in the AHL that he can be more than just a checking line player in the pros after his tenure with Oshawa.
Jenner was a point-a-game player last season in the OHL, but it was his leadership, character and work ethic that made the Blue Jackets trade up to grab him in the draft when he slipped out of the first round. It's a good fit from an organizational perspective as he'll have no better role model for his style of play, and no better comp for his possible ceiling, than R.J. Umberger.
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Scores twice in barnburner
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
October 26, 2018
Jenner cashed in a pair of goals -- including a power-play tally -- in Thursday's 7-4 road victory over the Blues.
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Pots first goal of season
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
October 12, 2018
Jenner scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Panthers.
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Secures long-term deal
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
July 5, 2018
Jenner penned a four-year contract extension with Columbus on Thursday.
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Tendered qualifying offer by Jackets
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
June 25, 2018
Jenner received a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent from the Blue Jackets on Monday, the team's PR account reports.
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Registers point as season comes to close
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
April 24, 2018
Jenner's assist in Game 6 on Monday wasn't nearly enough, as the Blue Jackets were eliminated by the Capitals with the 6-3 loss.
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