R. J. Umberger C CLS 3 Months
R.J. Umberger scored his fourth goal of the season in the Blue Jackets' 2-1 overtime win Thursday night.
Umberger has suffered through a nightmarish season to-date, with just eight points in 24 outings. Matt Calvert scored the OT winner for the Jackets, assistsed by Fedor Tyutin and Jack Johnson.
R. J. Umberger C CLS 4 Months
R.J. Umberger was the only member of the Blue Jackets that managed to beat the Oilers Devan Dubnyk in a 3-1 loss to Edmonton Sunday.
The goal was actually the first of the campaign for the veteran forward, who has recorded only two points in 12 contests yet maintains an even plus/minus rating. Fedor Tyutin and Brandon Dubinsky drew assists on the tally.
R. J. Umberger C CLS 5 Months
R.J. Umberger has just one point in eight games.
So far the most impressive thing about Umberger is he has a team-leading plus-one rating on the struggling Blue Jackets. He will bounce back a bit as the season goes on, but he still isn't worth owning in standard leagues.
R. J. Umberger C CLS 5 Months
R.J. Umberger is hoping to build off of his strong finish to the 2011-12 campaign.
Umberger netted nine goals in his final nine contests last season. "The finish is all I can think about," said Umberger. He's tentatively expected to play alongside Derick Brassard and Cam Atkinson.
R. J. Umberger C CLS 8 Months
R.J. Umberger will help coach the Ohio State men's hockey team while he's locked out.
He is going to serve as a volunteer assistant to coach Mark Osiecki, where he played for three seasons from 2000-03. Umberger has 551 games of NHL experience and is the first ex-Ohio State player to suit up with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
R. J. Umberger C CLS 9 Months
It's pretty clear the NHLPA is more unified now that it was in previous negotiations and that fan support seems tilted toward the players this time, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
"(Fan support) was probably on the side of the owners (in 2004-05)," Blue Jackets winger R.J. Umberger told the Dispatch. "A lot needed to be changed about our game back then, and it was changed. The owners got a pretty fair deal on their end. The NHL has done real well the last seven years, and I think that's the difference (with fans). But mostly they just want it to end. They're just crossing their fingers that they can watch hockey. They don't care about the details; they just want their hockey."
R. J. Umberger C CLS 10 Months
R.J. Umberger endured a horrific start to the 2011-12 season before he managed to salvage it a bit at the end.
He scored a mere three goals and added just four assists in the first 24 games of the year. Umberger tallied 13 markers and 20 points in his final 28 contests to reach the 20-goal plateau for a fourth straight campaign. His 18:11 of average ice time was his lowest in four seasons with the Blue Jackets, but with Rick Nash (19:05) gone his minutes should increase. If he can bounce back in 2012-13 then he should get back to the 50-point mark.