COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets are pleased to released an update on their rerate projections for the summer of 2016. 

Left Wing:

- Alexander Steen figures to be the team's top LW sniper yet again next season

- Ondrej Palat is off to a slow start after suffering an injury earlier this year

- Rickard Rakell and Joonas Donskoi are both exceeding expectations

- With a good finish to the season, Shane Prince could find himself in the mix for a spot with the big club

- Nick Ritchie is almost a point-per-game player in the AHL but that has not yet translated to the NHL

- Prospect Artur Boltanov is clearly too good for Russia's MHL

Centre:

- Bryan Little and Frans Nielsen are locked in the #1 and #2 spots

- Teuvo Teravainen could earn himself a roster spot provided his DF allows it

- Nic Dowd and Austin Czarnik are both having great AHL seasons but are unlikely to obtain NHL rerates

Right Wing:

- Nikita Kucherov is clearly the Jackets' best offensive weapon at this point

- Alex Tanguay looks to be servicable next season should the Jackets decide to loyalty him

- Jayce Hawryluk, Connor Brown and Colin White are all solid prospects for future years

Defense:

- Kevin Klein has seen a significant production drop-off since last year

- T.J. Brodie is a legitimate stud and will be a top pairing defenseman for many years

- Andrej Sustr and Kris Russell are exceeding expectations

- Connor Murphy, Damon Severson and Evgeny Medvedev will round out the backend next season

- Prospect Andrew Nielsen (Jackets 4th round pick in 2015) is showing signs of being a diamond in the rough

Goalies:

- Jaroslav Halak is putting up good numbers and will remain the starter for the forseeable future

- Darcy Kuemper will be a reliable backup yet again

- Linus Soderstrom was excellent at the WJC and continues to be great for his club team