COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Trevor Smith from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Nate Guenin, Blue Jackets Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced January 4. Smith has been assigned to the Springfield Falcons, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate.
Smith, 25, has tallied 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points and 16 penalty minutes in 35 games this season with the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim's AHL affiliate. He leads the club in goals, assists, points and shorthanded goals (1, tied). He has collected 84-92-176 and 147 penalty minutes in 249 career AHL games with Bridgeport and Syracuse, including 21-26-47 and 73 penalty minutes in 77 games with Bridgeport in 2009-10.
The North Vancouver, British Columbia native made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders on December 31, 2008 vs. Florida. He has registered 1-0-1 in seven career NHL games with the Islanders, all during the 2008-09 season. He also tallied a career-high 30-32-62 and 40 penalty minutes in 76 games with Bridgeport that year. Prior to his professional career, he spent two seasons at the University of New Hampshire from 2005-07, where he tallied 31-32-63, 73 penalty minutes and was +11 in 78 career games. He was named NCAA East Second Team All-American in 2007.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when the club visits the Phoenix Coyotes. Game time from Jobing.com Arena is set for 9 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including CD101 at 102.5 FM and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single-game tickets for Blue Jackets home games, starting at $22, are on sale 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. For information on season tickets, a variety of partial-season plans and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.