NHL: The best captain in each team’s history (Updated 2023)

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Columbus Blue Jackets, Nick Foligno
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Best NHL captain from each franchise: Columbus Blue Jackets – Nick Foligno

I know, I know. When it comes to the Columbus Blue Jackets, they haven’t done much in over 20 years of existence. They have zero Stanley Cup championships, Conference championships, or Division championships. But they do have a captain that is one of the brighter spots of the team worth smiling about.

Center Nick Foligno has been an anchor for the Blue Jackets for almost a decade now and has done his part to make the team be competitive enough to be a consistent playoff contender. Yes, the Blue Jackets will more than likely need to do a complete reset to continue building around him but there is no denying the impact Foligno has had on the team ever since he was named captain in 2014.

Foligno is all about points and so far in his bright career, has over 450, with over 300 directly on the Blue Jackets. If the Blue Jackets can build a quality team around him catered to his strengths over the next few years, they can go deeper into the postseason.

As he continues to light up the stats sheet, it was a great sight to see Foligno score his 200th goal in 2021 as the sky is the limit for what else awaits him and the Blue Jackets in the future. Hopefully, he can finally be a big reason for bringing a championship home to the Discovery City.