COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that the club has acquired forward Matthew Ford from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for future considerations. Ford will report to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
Originally selected by Chicago in the eighth round, 256th overall, of the 2004 NHL Draft, Ford has recorded 72-69-141 in 256 career AHL games with Hartford, Lake Erie, Hershey and Adirondack. The 6-1, 207-pound right winger has recorded 4-9-13 and 31 penalty minutes in 35 appearances with the Phantoms this season. A native of West Hills, California, Ford spent four seasons at the University of Wisconsin from 2004-08, recording 21-18-39 in 124 career NCAA games.