A New Hope for the “Blue Jackets”
COLUMBUS, OH – July 23, 2018
Forward Vitaly Abramov, a native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, is eager to help the Columbus Blue Jackets improve and to lead them to the playoffs. He says he is motivated enough to substitute for any player on the pitch.
"It doesn't really matter," the 20-year-old forward said. "I can play center. I can play winger. If coaches see me to be a goalie, I can play goalie."
He came to training camp last year with an eye on making the Blue Jackets, but instead was sent back to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. This season he'll be playing professional hockey, the only question is whether it'll be with in the NHL with Columbus or the American Hockey League with Cleveland.
Abramov spent last season in Victoriaville (QMJHL) and finished second in the league with 104 points (45 goals, 59 assists).