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Columbus Blue Jackets trade college defenceman Olson to Lightning for future considerations

Tuesday, 07.02.2013 / 4:45 PM / News

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Columbus Blue Jackets trade college defenceman Olson to Lightning for future considerations

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded the rights to defenceman Drew Olson to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for future considerations, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Olson was Columbus' fourth pick, 118th overall, in the 2008 NHL draft. The Brainerd, Minn., native played four seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth from 2009-13, registering three goals and 18 assists for 21 points and 109 penalty minutes in 147 career games.

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He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday
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