Columbus Blue Jackets The Cannon

2007 - The Cannon

Prior to the start of the 2007 – 2008 season, the Blue Jackets organization brought a hand-made replica 1857 Napoleon cannon into Nationwide Arena. The cannon is “fired” at home games whenever:

*the Blue Jackets take the ice at the start of the game
*the Blue Jackets score a goal
*the Blue Jackets win the game

It was fired 164 times in its inaugural season (41 home games, 20 home victories, 103 goals scored at home). The title line of “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” by AC/DC is played when the cannon is fired followed by the chorus of “The Whip” by Locksley.