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Cam Atkinson

Cam Atkinson

American ice hockey player
Cam Atkinson
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Intro American ice hockey player
Is Athlete Ice hockey player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 5 June 1989, Greenwich
Age 32 years
Star sign Gemini
Cam Atkinson
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Cameron Thomas Atkinson (born June 5, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Atkinson was selected by the Blue Jackets in the sixth round, 157th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Although smaller than most forwards in the NHL, he is known for his great speed, soft hands and excellent shooting skills.

Playing career


Atkinson was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth round, 157th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft out of Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut. He later attended Boston College, where he played for the Eagles hockey team in the NCAA's Division I Hockey East conference.

In the 2009–10 season, Atkinson lead the NCAA in goals scored with 30, including two in the National Championship game. During one stretch of the 2009–10 season Atkinson scored three hat-tricks in ten games.


In March 2011, Atkinson signed a two-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He then began playing for the Springfield Falcons, the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. While with the Falcons, Atkinson made his mark on the team by recording three goals and two assists for five points in five games.

His first NHL goal was scored on October 10, 2011, against Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks, a game the Canucks won 3–2. He was returned to Springfield after playing four games with Columbus in the 2011–12 NHL season.

After his return to the AHL, Atkinson was named to the 2012 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team on January 4, 2012, as a result of his impressive play with Springfield during the 2011–12 AHL season, with 15 goals and ten assists through 30 games. He was one of 13 rookies named to the two All-Star teams.

On April 5, 2012, Atkinson recorded his first career NHL hat-trick against the Colorado Avalanche in a 5–2 Blue Jacket win.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Boston College HE 36 7 12 19 28
2009–10 Boston College HE 42 30 23 53 30
2010–11 Boston College HE 38 31 21 52 28
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 5 3 2 5 0
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 51 29 15 44 31
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 27 7 7 14 14
2012–13 Springfield Falcons AHL 33 17 21 38 14
2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 35 9 9 18 4
2013–14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 21 19 40 18 6 1 2 3 0
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 78 22 18 40 22
2015–16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 27 26 53 22
NHL totals 300 86 79 165 80 6 1 2 3 0


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WC 7th 8 1 2 3 4
Senior totals 8 1 2 3 4

Awards and honors

Award Year
All-Hockey East Second Team 2009–10
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2010
All-Hockey East First Team 2010–11
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2010–11
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2011
Hockey East Tournament MVP 2011
AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team 2011–12

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