COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have put forward Calvin Thurkauf on waivers for a loan to EV Zug in Switzerland’s Top Professional League (NLA) for the remainder of the 2020-21 season, the report said. managing director and deputy governor of the club Jarmo Kekalainen today.
Thurkauf, 23, who signed a one-year contract extension with the National Hockey League and American Hockey League Blue Jackets on Oct. 27, had three goals and one assist for four points with 26 minutes penalty and +6 over / under odds in 19 appearances with EV Zug (NLA) in 2020-21. He made his NHL debut with Columbus on February 22, 2020 in Nashville and appeared in three games with the club in 2019-20.
Hailing from Zug, Switzerland, Thurkauf (TUHR-KAWF) has added 22-30-52 and 101 penalty minutes in 154 career AHL games with the Cleveland Monsters since his professional North American debut in 2017-18. The 6-2, 204-pound forward was third on the team in assists and fourth in points in 2019-2020 with 9-17-26 and 37 penalty minutes in 53 outings.
Columbus’ seventh-round pick, 185th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft, Thurkauf recorded 51-64-115, 141 penalty minutes and a cumulative rating of +53 over / under in 121 career appearances with the Rockets. Kelowna in the Western Hockey League from 2015-17. He has represented Switzerland at various international tournaments, including the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships and the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championships.