COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a first round and a conditional fourth round Entry Draft pick from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Adam Foote, club General Manager Scott Howson announced February 26. The Blue Jackets will receive Colorado’s first round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft if the Avalanche advance to the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs. If the Avalanche do not qualify, Columbus will receive Colorado’s first round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft. The club will also receive a conditional fourth round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft.
Foote tallied 10 goals and 39 assists for 49 points with 255 penalty minutes in 187 games since joining the Blue Jackets prior to the 2005-06 season, including 1-14-15 and 95 penalty minutes in 63 games this year. He has registered 65-218-283 and 1,395 penalty minutes in 986 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Avalanche.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Wednesday when they host the San Jose Sharks at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Live coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.
Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.