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#Hartnelldown makes it to Columbus

Jul 31, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

Scott Hartnell finds himself in a new city with a new team after being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, yet he’s bringing his self-deprecating foundation #Hartnelldown with him.

Hartnell, 32, discusses the origins of the idea and continuing that work in Columbus in the video below (beginning around the 1:49 mark if you’re not interested in talk regarding his cameo in “This is 40”):

The foundation already has two T-shirts dedicating to his change of location:




Being able to laugh at yourself is nice enough, but managing to generate some charitable contributions on top of that only makes it better.

  1. clayman61 - Jul 31, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Very cool! Good for him..

  2. dipthatchip - Jul 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    totally forgot about this trade. I’ve always like Hartnell. His exhange with Pittsburgh Hulk Hogan fan is probably the hardest I’ve laughed while watching sports.

    • dipthatchip - Jul 31, 2014 at 5:39 PM

      omg, the hulk guy died 😦

  3. jrs45 - Jul 31, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Love Hartnell!

  4. bodallasss - Jul 31, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    I always loved to hate hartnell while he was on the flyers. Something tells me hes going to have a great year with the jackets. Imagine him on a line with dubinsky? They could be extremely hard to play against

  5. 7mantel - Jul 31, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    That’s why we all have to remember at the end of the day their all just regular guys doing a job .

  6. 3 Finger Lenny - Jul 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Great guy

  7. tross16 - Aug 1, 2014 at 1:25 AM

    Finally! I can root for hartsy now that he’s away from the devils flyers rivalry haha I love his character the sport needa more good guys like this

  8. sumkat - Aug 1, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Highly overpaid for what the does on the ice, and signed for much too long. But just a flat out great guy off the ice

  9. bleedrangerblue - Aug 1, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    No threat on ice at all. None. I think he hurts Columbus. They are high speed and aggressive. He doesn’t for them. I dislike Hartnell as well as the Flyers did for trading him. RJ ? For real??

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