COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired two fourth round picks in the 2012 Entry Draft and defenseman Taylor Ellington from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for center Samuel Pahlsson, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. The Blue Jackets acquired Vancouver’s fourth round pick and the New York Islanders’ fourth round pick (previously acquired by Vancouver).
Ellington, 23, was Vancouver’s second pick, 33rd overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft. He has registered seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points, 34 penalty minutes and is +3 in 55 games with the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) this season and also appeared in one game with the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves. He has tallied 2-3-5 and nine penalty minutes in 21 career AHL games, while notching 10-29-39 and 101 penalty minutes in 117 career ECHL games. Prior to his professional career, the Victoria, British Columbia native collected 14-52-66 and 371 penalty minutes in 287 games with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League.
Pahlsson, 34, tallied 2-9-11 and 22 penalty minutes in 61 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He joined the club as a free agent in July 2009 and collected 12-35-47 and 88 penalty minutes in 222 games with the club. In 779 career NHL games, he has registered 66-127-193 and 344 penalty minutes.
The Blue Jackets return to action Tuesday when the club hosts the Detroit Red Wings. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, 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.
The 2013 NHL All-Star Game is coming to Columbus Jan. 26-27, 2013. Fans can guarantee access to seats for both the game and Skills Challenge now by reserving a full or partial season ticket plan for the Blue Jackets’ 2012-13 season. Ticket plans start at less than $15 per game. In addition to guaranteed access to All-Star tickets, full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or click here.