Rick Nash has been the captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets for a significant portion of the existence of the franchise. Whether he remains in Columbus or not, the Jackets will be searching for a new captain. It is unlikely that Nash would retain the “C” if he suited up in the Union Blue next season.
So, the new captain of the Blue Jackets could be one of four players listed in this slideshow on the current roster. Here is a look at each of those players and the likelihood of them becoming the next captain of the Blue Jackets.
1910 – Race riots broke out all over the United States after African-American Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.
1919 – Jack Dempsey won the world heavyweight champion when he defeated Jess Willard.
1934 – Boxer Joe Louis won his first professional fight.
1939 – Lou Gehrig retired from major league baseball.
1980 – Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) got his 3,000th career strikeout.
1980 – Martina Navratilova won her sixth straight Wimbledon singles championship and her eighth overall.
2003 – Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after turning himself in to police. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond.