Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Cam Atkinson
Cam Atkinson was born on June 5, 1989 in Riverside, Connecticut. A star at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut, he was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Atkinson would then attend Boston College where he continued to score at a prodigious pace, leading the nation in goals (30) in his second collegiate campaign.

Following his third year at Boston College Atkinson signed a two-year contract with the Blue Jackets and joined the club's AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, for the remainder of the 2010-11 season. In five games for the club, Atkinson recorded three goals and a pair of assists.

Atkinson would split time between the AHL and NHL during the 2011-12 and would continue to impress. In 51 games for Springfield he recorded 29 goals and would register 14 points in 27 games for the Blue Jackets. In the closing days of the 2011-12 season Atkinson would record the first hat trick of his NHL career, notching three goals as Columbus defeated the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 5-2 on April 5, 2012.

During the following two seasons, Atkinson cemented himself as an NHL player by posting 40 points in both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons and scoring 21 and 22 goals respectively.

Atkinson would appear in 81 games for the Blue Jackets during the 2015-16 season and set career highs in goals, assists and points. He found the back of the net 27 times and recorded 26 assists. His 53 points were tied with Brandon Saad for the most by a Blue Jackets player.

On the international stage, Atkinson represented the United States once during the 2012 IIHF World Championships where the U.S. finished in seventh place.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2005-06 Avon Old Farms High-CT 25 15 20 35 16
2006-07 Avon Old Farms High-CT 27 28 24 52 12
2007-08 Avon Old Farms High-CT 28 26 37 63 10
2008-09 Boston College Eagles H-East 36 7 12 19 28
2009-10 Boston College Eagles H-East 42 30 23 53 30
2010-11 Boston College Eagles H-East 39 31 21 52 28
2010-11 Springfield Falcons AHL 5 3 2 5 0 +2
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 27 7 7 14 14 +1
2011-12 Springfield Falcons AHL 51 29 15 44 31 +5
2011-12 United States WC-A 8 1 2 3 4 +3
2012-13 Springfield Falcons AHL 33 17 21 38 14 +7
2012-13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 35 9 9 18 4 +9
2013-14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 21 19 40 18 -4 6 1 2 3 0
2014-15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 78 22 18 40 22 -2
2015-16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 27 26 53 22 -8
2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 35 27 62 22 +13 5 2 1 3 0
NHL Totals 382 121 106 227 102 11 3 3 6 0


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2010) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2010) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2011) NCAA East First All-American Team (2011) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2017)
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