COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have added forward Jack Skille to their roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Skille, 26, has tallied 2-0-2, two penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in seven appearances with Columbus. He has also recorded 2-1-3 and a +1 rating in six games with Springfield.
Skille was Chicago’s first pick, seventh overall, at the 2005 NHL Draft. The 6-1, 215-pound winger has recorded 22-29-51 and 73 PIM in 185 NHL career games with the Blue Jackets, Blackhawks and Florida Panthers.
In 40 games with Florida in 2012-13, Skille tallied 3-9-12, 11 penalty minutes and 96 hits, which was the second-highest total on the team.
A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Skille won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships and helped the Americans capture gold at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.
He also won a national championship with the University of Wisconsin in 2006 after leading all Badgers freshman in scoring with 13-8-21 and 37 penalty minutes in 41 games.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Monday when they host the Winnipeg Jets at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station WWCD 102.5 FM, and online at BlueJackets.com.