COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Anton Stralman from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a third round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft, General Manager Scott Howson announced today.
Stralman, 23, registered one goal and 12 assists for 13 points and 20 penalty minutes in 38 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He added 7-9-16, 24 penalty minutes and was +5 in 36 games with Toronto of the American Hockey League. Toronto’s fifth pick, 216th overall, in the 2005 Entry Draft, he led Marlies defensemen in goals (tied) and ranked third in points.
Acquired by the Flames with Colin Stuart and Toronto’s seventh round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft for Wayne Primeau and Calgary’s second round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft on July 27, 2009, Stralman has collected 4-18-22 and 38 penalty minutes in 88 career NHL games. The Tibro, Sweden native also has recorded 7-20-27, 46 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +8 in 57 career AHL games.
The Jackets open the 2009-10 regular season on Saturday, October 3, against the Wild. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101, as well as online at BlueJackets.com.
Blue Jackets single game tickets are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.
- CBJ -