|Assets:||Is a sound offensive player with excellent size and strength. Complements star forwards well. A good skater, he has a good wrister and is also capable of playing all three forward positions. He's an asset on special teams.|
|Flaws:||Isn't physical enough for his size. Still needs some more work in the defensive zone and doesn't play enough of a consistent brand of hockey. Stops moving his feet at times, which hurts his game considerably.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile complementary forward.|
|CCHA||Rookie of the Year||2000-01|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2002-03|
|NCAA||West Second All-American Team||2002-03|
|1/23/2012||Missed 5 games (concussion).|
|1/17/2012||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|1/13/2012||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|9/21/2011||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a five-year contract extension.|
|7/07/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a four-year contract.|
|6/20/2008||Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|4/02/2008||Missed 6 games (sprained left MCL).|
|3/21/2008||Sprained left MCL, late March.|
|10/10/2007||Missed 2 games (left hand injury).|
|9/28/2007||Left hand injury, mid-October.|
|2/24/2007||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|7/06/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers to a two-year contract.|
|4/26/2006||Missed Game 2 of Round One against the Buffalo Sabres (head injury).|
|4/23/2006||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|4/22/2006||Head injury, left Saturday's game.|
|11/02/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|10/31/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|10/30/2005||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|10/04/2005||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|6/16/2004||Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers to a two-year contract.|
|3/09/2004||Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.|
|6/20/2008||Philadelphia Flyers traded R.J. Umberger and a 4th round selection in 2008 to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 1st and 3rd round selections in 2008.|
|6/16/2004||Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|3/09/2004||New York Rangers traded Martin Rucinsky to the Vancouver Canucks for Martin Grenier and R.J. Umberger.|
|6/23/2001||Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round (16th overall) in 2001.|
R.J. Umberger has an assist vs Calgary | 11/21/2013 9:45 AM
NewsR.J. Umberger recorded an assist in a 2-1 overtime victory against Calgary.
ImpactUmberger has five goals and 12 points in 22 games. After being held to just 18 points in 48 contests in 2013, he should at least get past the 40-point mark this season.
R.J. Umberger (neck) will suit up Saturday | 11/09/2013 6:26 PM
NewsR.J. Umberger will play Saturday after he suffered a strained neck during Wednesday's practice.
ImpactHe was able to play on Thursday and then he skipped Friday's practice. "It's as good as it's going to get, I guess," Umberger said. "I'm making the best of it. He has eight points in 15 games.
R.J. Umberger questionable for tonight's game | 11/09/2013 10:22 AM
NewsRight wing R.J. Umberger (neck) of the Blue Jackets did not practice Friday and is questionable for Saturday, when Columbus faces the New York Islanders.
ImpactJackets defenseman Ryan Murray suffered a minor lower-body injury on Thursday, according to Columbus coach Todd Richards. He didn't practice Friday but Richards is "hopeful" he will play on Saturday.
R.J. Umberger will be a game-time call Thurs. | 11/07/2013 11:35 AM
NewsR.J. Umberger (neck) is listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the New York Rangers.
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ImpactHe sprained it when he was struck by a puck in Wednesday's practice after he jerked his head suddenly. If he's able to play then Sean Collins will be a healthy scratch.
R.J. Umberger finds net for second time | 11/06/2013 12:26 AM
NewsR.J. Umberger scored his second goal of the season in the Blue Jackets' 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
ImpactUmberger scored on his one SOG, generated two PIM and one hit on Tuesday.
R.J. Umberger doesn't practice on PP units | 10/02/2013 9:12 AM
NewsR.J. Umberger was held off of both power-play lines during Tuesday's practice.
ImpactThat's a troubling development for Umberger owners, especially after he led all Blue Jackets forwards in playing time with the man advantage last season. Columbus struggled to convert on their power-play chances last season, so they're trying to mix things up.
Umberger scored a power-play goal Saturday | 03/23/2013 10:54 PM
NewsR.J. Umberger scored a power-play goal in Columbus' 5-2 defeat Saturday.
ImpactArtem Anisimov also scored a goal in the losing effort. Tim Erixon, Cam Atkinson, and Matt Calvert each registered an assist for Columbus.
R.J. Umberger scores in OT victory | 03/07/2013 11:50 PM
NewsR.J. Umberger scored his fourth goal of the season in the Blue Jackets' 2-1 overtime win Thursday night.
ImpactUmberger has suffered through a nightmarish season to-date, with just eight points in 24 outings. Matt Calvert scored the OT winner for the Jackets, assistsed by Fedor Tyutin and Jack Johnson.
Umberger gets a power-play goal Thursday | 02/22/2013 10:39 AM
NewsR.J. Umberger netted a power-play goal in Columbus' 3-2 victory on Thursday.
ImpactUmberger has just five points and a minus-five rating in 17 games this season. He's starting to pick up the pace a bit and will probably end up with about 20 points in 2013.
R.J. Umberger scores lone goal in loss to EDM | 02/10/2013 10:18 PM
NewsR.J. Umberger was the only member of the Blue Jackets that managed to beat the Oilers Devan Dubnyk in a 3-1 loss to Edmonton Sunday.
ImpactThe goal was actually the first of the campaign for the veteran forward, who has recorded only two points in 12 contests yet maintains an even plus/minus rating. Fedor Tyutin and Brandon Dubinsky drew assists on the tally.
R.J. Umberger has one point in eight games | 02/01/2013 11:11 AM
NewsR.J. Umberger has just one point in eight games.
ImpactSo far the most impressive thing about Umberger is he has a team-leading plus-one rating on the struggling Blue Jackets. He will bounce back a bit as the season goes on, but he still isn't worth owning in standard leagues.
Umberger hopes to get off to a hot start | 01/16/2013 10:17 AM
NewsR.J. Umberger is hoping to build off of his strong finish to the 2011-12 campaign.
ImpactUmberger netted nine goals in his final nine contests last season. "The finish is all I can think about," said Umberger. He's tentatively expected to play alongside Derick Brassard and Cam Atkinson.
|2003-04||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2003-04||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Goals||1||7 times-last:vs. Min||last:Dec 6||1|
|Assists||1||9 times-last:vs. Min||last:Dec 6||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Min||last:Dec 6||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Min||Dec 6||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. Van||Oct 20||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:at Ott||last:Nov 17||1|
|Power Play Points||1||7 times-last:vs. Min||last:Dec 6||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||29 times-last:vs. Min||last:Dec 6||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||29 times-last:vs. Min||last:Dec 6||0|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:at Wsh||last:Oct 19||8|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2010-11 (CBJ)|
|Penalty Minutes||53||2008-09 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||9||2008-09 (CBJ)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2010-11 (CBJ)|
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