Three Connections Between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Columbus Blue Jackets

The Vegas Golden Knights and Columbus Blue Jackets are surprisingly similar. What ways are these two alike?
Vegas Golden Knights v Columbus Blue Jackets
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1. Some Vegas Golden Knights Stars Are Former Columbus Blue Jackets

Jonathan Marchessault, Shea Theodore, William Karlsson
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Perhaps the two most notorious Vegas Golden Knights to formerly play for the Columbus Blue Jackets are William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault. Karlsson spent three seasons with the Blue Jackets, scoring 16 goals and 31 assists. Marchessault spent his first NHL season in Columbus, only playing two games in 2012-2013.

But that's not the only interaction between these two clubs. Last season, the Golden Knights acquired goaltender Jonathan Quick from the Blue Jackets, sending Michael Hutchinson and a 2025 seventh-round draft pick to Ohio. In short, the two teams have a history, with two former Blue Jackets growing into hockey stars in Vegas.