Columbus selects 10 players, including Russian right wing Nikolai Zherdev with the fourth overall pick at the 2003 Entry Draft at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, TN.
Parma-native Dan Fritsche becomes the first Ohio-born player drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets when the club selects him in the second round, 46th overall.
The Columbus Blue Jackets announce that Doug MacLean will remain as the club's head coach
During the third period vs. Detroit, Marc Denis breaks the NHL single-season record for minutes played by a goaltender (4,433 set by New Jersey's Martin Brodeur in 1995-96). Denis finised the season with 4,511 minutes played.
Geoff Sanderson becomes the the first player in Columbus Blue Jackets history to score four goals in a game, leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 6-4 win at Calgary. Sanderson adds an assist and Andrew Cassels tallies 1-4-5 as each ties the club record for points in a game.
Tyler Wright scores three goals in a 4-3 OT win vs. Toronto to become the first player in team history to record two hat tricks in a season. Wright's first hat trick of the season came on Oct. 27, 2002 when he scored three times in a 5-1 win vs. Los Angeles.
Ray Whitney becomes the second Columbus Blue Jackets to play in the NHL All-Star Game and tallies 0-1-1 to help the Western Conference to a 6-5 OT (shootout) win at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, FL.
Rick Nash and Rostislav Klesla play in the Topps/NHL YoungStars Game during All-Star Weekend in Sunrise, FL. Nash notches 2-1-3 in the contest.
Columbus Blue Jackets posts three straight road wins for the first time in team history, beating Minnesota (2-1 on Jan. 8), Vancouver (3-2 on Jan. 10), and Calgary (7-2 on Jan. 11) in Doug MacLean's first three games behind the bench.
The Columbus Blue Jackets relieve Dave King of his Head Coaching responsibilites. President and General Manager Doug MacLean replaces him as interim heam coach for the remainder of the season.