Columbus Blue Jackets
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Fantasy Summary

Potentially a bottom-six NHL forward with a sparkplug-type of role, accruing moderate offensive production and a respectable amount of hits.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 22, 1997
Height 6‘1”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

December 2019 – Sherwood’s second stint with the Blue Jackets was cut short after suffering an oblique tear, suiting up in just three games.  The 22-year-old fired six shots and added four penalty minutes during his brief stay. The Columbus native is expected to be ready for action mid-December but will likely find himself re-assigned back to his role on the Monsters top-six. The tenacious winger continues to be a key option for the organization and should expect another call at some point during the course of the year. Dave Hall

November 2019 – Kole Sherwood has been called up to the big club for the first time this season and the second time in his young career. The Jackets are looking for energy and someone to spark life into a struggling offense, and that is exactly what the 22-year-old brings. The 200-pound forward loves to throw his body around and knows how to chip in offensively from time-to-time. The undrafted right winger was held off the score sheet in his season debut with the Jackets. However, with only 7:07 minutes of ice time, managed to contribute three shots, one block, four hits and two penalty minutes. Only time will tell how long this audition will last, regardless he should be used a role player and holds no real fantasy value yet. He has registered three goals, one assist and 14 penalty minutes through 10 games down in the AHL. Dave Hall

 

June 2019 – Sherwood made his NHL debut last season and went pointless in two NHL games. He spent 53 games with Cleveland and posted 25 points, which isn’t terrible output not exactly worthy of big fantasy hype. Expect him to start next season in the AHL with some call-ups by the Blue Jackets. That will not be enough to warrant any fantasy value this year. Frank Pellegrini

February 2019 – Sherwood was recently called up by the Blue Jackets and made his NHL debut. He logged just under seven minutes and was held without a point. He also registered a team high four hits, which had to leave a good impression on Coach Tortorella. “Dream come true last night playing in my first NHL game!”, said Sherwood on Twitter the day after the game. Frank Pellegrini

January 2019 – With the Blue Jackets down to 12 forwards, Sherwood was called up to the NHL. With only seven points in 22 AHL games, he was not summoned to provide offense. He should draw into the lineup only if another forward is injured. Frank Pellegrini

January 2018 – Maintaining a point-per-game pace in his brief, 28-game tenure with Kitchener, Sherwood’s somewhat decreased scoring (14 goals, 16 assists) compared with last year likely says more about the talent level on his current squad (averaging a point more per contest than his previous Flint team has managed) than his performance. Saddled with much of the scoring responsibily last year in Michigan, he’s currently sharing the wealth on a re-vitalized Ranger club with Adam Mascherin who ranks second in the league with 28 goals, and distributor Joseph Garreffa who ranks in the top-ten wth 34 assists. Ultimately, we’ll see if playing with a stronger squad brings NHL rewards. Kevin Wickersham

November 2017 – Instead of returning to the AHL after his brief, late year appearance with Cleveland, Sherwood is again in the OHL lighting up the scoreboard now with Kitchener. Recovered from a training camp injury and settled in following his mid-October deal from Flint, Sherwood is maintaining a point-per-game pace with nine goals and seven assists in 15 contests. That’s slightly below his 85-point, 60-game rate of last year, but solid production from a 20-year-old undrafted free agent verging on professional success. His 14 penalty minutes this year continue a possible indicator of future multi-cat value at the next level. Kevin Wickersham

September 2017 – Sherwood is part of the Blue Jackets’ 23-man roster for the Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament which begins September 8. In the third of three-year deal with Columbus, the local favorite will try to impress before likely spending all, or the majority of 2017-18 with AHL Cleveland during his first full professional campaign. Kevin Wickersham

July 2017 – Hailing from suburban Columbus, Sherwood’s a fun player to watch with a shoot-first approach and penchant to slam towards the net regardless of the size or muscle of obstacles. He’s constantly in motion with a presence that disrupts defenses to positive effect. Tons of grit and determination, he signed a three-year entry level deal in 2015 with the Blue Jackets as an older OHL prospect. After a 33-goal, 52-assist 2016-17 campaign with 60 penalty minutes in 60 OHL Flint contests, adding four goals and an assist in five playoff games, he joined AHL Cleveland for two games near season’s end. Sherwood’s 85 points was ninth-best in last year’s OHL, and 292 shots on goal trailed only Ryan Mantha, Alex DeBrincat and Jason Robertson. Fired an amazing 13 shots in two separate contests last year. Made an impressive offensive showing in this summer’s Blue Jackets’ Development Camp, held at his youthful hockey haunt next to Nationwide Arena, the Ice Haus. Kevin Wickersham


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Ohio Blue Jackets 14U AAAT1EHL 14U21 3 811 20|        
 2012-2013 Ohio Blue Jackets 16U AAAT1EHL 16U40 13 1124 19|        
 2013-2014 Ohio Blue Jackets 16U AAAT1EHL 16U34 24 1842 17|        
 2014-2015 Team White USA-S175 1 45 -|        
  Ohio Blue Jackets 18U AAAT1EHL 18U31 22 2648 29|Playoffs4 1 34 16 
  Youngstown PhantomsUSHL3 1 12 0|        
 2015-2016 London KnightsOHL63 12 2234 53|Playoffs7 0 00
 2016-2017 Flint FirebirdsOHL60 33 5285 60|Playoffs5 4 15 10 
  Cleveland MonstersAHL2 0 00 2|        
 2017-2018 Kitchener RangersOHL57 30 3060 56|Playoffs19 14 1226 30 
 2018-2019 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL2 0 00 0|        
  Cleveland MonstersAHL56 16 925 71|Playoffs6 0 11 13 
  Jacksonville IcemenECHL3 1 01 4|        
 2019-2020 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL3 0 00 2|        
  Cleveland MonstersAHL43 10 313 54|        

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