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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
37-16-3 77
33-17-5 71
30-20-7 67
28-23-4 60
23-18-14 60
25-21-8 58
24-21-8 56
18-27-10 46

2023 Stats

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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
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Regular Season 10 18 -7 14:10 22

Top Alexandre Texier News

  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Two helpers in win

    Texier logged a pair of assists in Wednesday's 7-4 victory over Anaheim.

    Texier forced an offensive-zone turnover to set up Sean Kuraly early in the second period before adding a second helper on another Kuraly goal in the third. The 24-year-old Texier had gone six contests without a point prior to Wednesday. He now has 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) through 58 games while skating primarily on Columbus' fourth line this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Grabs two points

    Texier scored a shorthanded goal, added an even-strength assist, logged two hits and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Texier has scored a shortie in each of the last two games after going 14 contests without a goal. The 24-year-old is earning more trust in a bottom-six role, but he's unlikely to be much of a factor on the power play any time soon. Texier is at 16 points, 61 shots on net, 20 hits, 23 blocked shots and a minus-7 rating through 46 appearances this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Nets shortie in win

    Texier scored a shorthanded goal, blocked three shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Flames.

    Texier's second-period tally ended up being the game-winner, his first such goal since the 2019-20 campaign. The 24-year-old forward entered Thursday on a nine-game point drought before his big goal. Texier is at seven tallies, 14 points, 60 shots on net, 22 PIM and a minus-9 rating through 45 appearances, primarily filling a bottom-six role.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Two helpers in Buffalo

    Texier notched two assists in Tuesday's 9-4 rout of the Sabres.

    Both points came in the second period as Texier helped set up Erik Gudbranson and Sewan Kuraly for tallies that capped a run of seven straight goals for the Blue Jackets. This was Texier's first multi-point performance since Nov. 6 and the 24-year-old has slipped to the fourth line, but he's having one of his more productive stretches of the season with two goals and four points over the last five games.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Ready to rock

    Texier (undisclosed) will be in the lineup Tuesday against Buffalo, according to Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site.

    Texier is good to go Tuesday after missing Monday's practice and being listed as a game-time decision. He has accounted for three goals, nine points and 43 shots on net over 30 games this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Game-time call against Sabres

    Texier -- who missed practice Monday with an undisclosed injury -- will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's clash with Buffalo, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

    Texier appeared to have rediscovered his offensive game with two goals on eight shots in his last four outings. If the 24-year-old winger is unable to suit up versus the Sabres, his spot in the lineup will likely go to the recently recalled Brendan Gaunce.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Deposits empty-netter

    Texier scored an empty-net goal on three shots and added two PIM in Friday's 5-2 win over the Blues.

    Texier capped the scoring late in the third period, ending his seven-game point drought with seconds to spare. The 24-year-old has mainly filled a bottom-six role in his first NHL campaign since 2021-22. He's up to five goals, three assists, 38 shots on net, 10 PIM and a minus-9 rating over 27 appearances.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Set to return Sunday

    Texier (illness) is expected to return to the lineup against Carolina on Sunday, according to Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site.

    Texier sat out the past two games due to an illness. He has generated four goals, three assists and 29 shots on net in 19 games this season. Texier will probably replace Eric Robinson or Mathieu Olivier in the lineup.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Rejoins Blue Jackets

    Texier (illness) met up with his teammates in Raleigh on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    Texier, who has sat out the last two games, could be available for Sunday's contest versus the Hurricanes. The 24-year-old has four goals and three assists in 19 appearances this season, with all seven points occurring in his last eight contests.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Unavailable Friday

    Texier (illness) will miss Friday's game versus New Jersey, per the NHL media site.

    It will be Columbus' second straight contest without Texier. He has four goals and seven points in 19 appearances this season. With Texier unavailable Friday, Eric Robinson is set to play in his second consecutive game.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Sitting out with illness

    Texier (illness) won't play Wednesday versus the Blackhawks.

    Texier was announced as a scratch prior to warmups. The 24-year-old has produced seven points through 19 contests this season. In Texier's absence, look for Mathieu Olivier to draw back into the lineup.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Collects assist

    Texier notched an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers.

    Texier set up a Sean Kuraly goal in the second period. All four of Texier's points this season have come over the last four games. The 24-year-old forward has generally filled a middle-six role, though he led all Blue Jackets forwards with 18:09 of ice time Sunday. He's added 23 shots on net and a minus-7 rating through 15 appearances -- without more sustained offense, he isn't a particularly intriguing option for fantasy managers.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Gets first two points of season

    Texier scored a goal and registered an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Florida on Monday.

    Those were Texier's first two points in 12 appearances this year. His marker midway through the third period gave the Blue Jackets a 4-3 edge, but they failed to hold onto it. The 24-year-old showed promise in 2021-22 with 11 goals and 20 points in 26 contests, but he didn't play in the NHL last season. He went into Monday's game averaging a healthy 16:37 of ice time this campaign, so his lack of offense has been surprising. Perhaps his production will begin to pick up now that his season-opening drought is behind him.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Strong preseason continues

    Texier picked up an assist in Monday's 5-3 preseason win over the Blues.

    It's been a tough couple of years off the ice for the 24-year-old -- Texier played in France last season to be closer to his family -- but he's back in North America and is getting a long look in a top-six role during training camp. Texier scored 11 goals and 20 points in 36 games during his last NHL action in 2021-22, and while he likely won't be a dynamic offensive asset this season even on a top line, he could be defensively responsible glue guy alongside Patrik Laine or Adam Fantilli.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Will rejoin Columbus in 2023-24

    Texier (personal) will return to the Blue Jackets for 2023-24.

    Texier has been away from the team since March of 2022 while in his native France during his leave of absence. The 23-year-old posted 13 goals and 22 assists in 46 games with ZSC Lions in the Swiss National League. He'll likely contend for a bottom-six spot in the lineup next season, though he is currently a restricted free agent and will need a new contract.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Finalizes European contract

    Texier inked a one-year deal with Swiss club ZSC Lions on Wednesday, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    The Jackets had previously announced that Texier would be allowed to remain in Europe this season rather than report to Columbus, extending the leave of absence he took at the end of the 2021-22 campaign. With the winger playing elsewhere, Kent Johnson and Emil Bemstrom should both see a significant uptick in ice time and games played this year.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Won't play in NHL this season

    Texier will remain in his native France for the 2022-23 campaign and won't be playing for the Blue Jackets this season, the team announced Wednesday.

    Texier was granted a leave of absence from the team last season and that will carry forward into the upcoming campaign as well. The Jackets will allow the 22-year-old center to sign with a European club, possibly Grenoble of the French league, where he played his youth hockey before going pro in 2016-17.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Granted leave of absence

    Texier (finger) was granted an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons Thursday.

    Texier has missed the last 17 games while dealing with a finger injury. The 22-year-old has tallied 20 points over 36 appearances this season. There is currently no timeline for when the forward will return to play.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Still weeks away

    Texier (finger) is still "a few weeks" away from returning, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    Texier was originally expected to miss four weeks with his fractured finger, but this report suggests the 22-year-old forward will be sidelined for six weeks at a minimum. The 2017 second-round pick got off to a fast start before suffering his injury, racking up 11 goals and 20 points through 36 games.

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  • Blue Jackets' Alexandre Texier: Placed on IR

    Texier (finger) landed on injured reserve Monday.

    Texier is just one week into his projected four-week recovery timeline, hence his placement on injured reserve. Before getting hurt, he had just one point in his prior six outings. Still, despite his injury woes, Texier has already reached new career highs in goals (11) and points (20) and should be able to get over the 30-point threshold once given the all-clear.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Saint-Martin-d'Heres, France
Age: 24
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left