COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired goaltender Patrick Killeen from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for future considerations, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Killeen has been assigned to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons.
Killeen, 22, has split his first three pro seasons between Wilkes-Barre of the American Hockey League and Wheeling of the ECHL. He is 2-2-0 with a 2.85 goals-against average in seven career AHL games and 41-33-8 with a 2.85 goals-against average in 89 career ECHL contests.
The 6-4, 204-pound native of Almonte, Ontario was Pittsburgh’s third pick, 180th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. He played four seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s Brampton Battalion, compiling a 63-48-17 record, 2.74 goals-against average and eight shutouts in 139 games from 2006-10. In 2009-10, he went 23-25-13 with a 2.42 goals-against average and led the OHL in games (63), minutes played (3,693) and shutouts (5).
Columbus returns to action Thursday when the club visits the Nashville Predators. Game time is 8 p.m. ET. The Blue Jackets’ next home game is Sunday vs. the Minnesota Wild. Game time is 6 p.m. Single game tickets for all Blue Jackets home games start at $26 and are on sale now at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745‐3000 or online at BlueJackets.com, the official club web site, and ticketmaster.com. For information about full and partial season tickets and group ticket opportunities, call (800) NHL‐COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.