COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that defenseman Dalton Prout has been recalled from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Prout, 22, has recorded 1-8-9 and 73 penalty minutes in 40 appearances with the Falcons this season.
Originally selected by Columbus in the sixth round, 154th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft, Prout skated in five games with the Blue Jackets last season, registering a plus/minus rating of +1 as well as five hits and two shots on goal. The 6-3, 219-pound rearguard has appeared in 102 career AHL games with the Falcons, tallying 5-17-22 in addition to 127 penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating.
A native of LaSalle, Ontario, Prout recorded 17-49-66 in 286 career Ontario Hockey League games with Barrie and Sarnia between 2006 and 2011. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets on July 1, 2011.
Columbus returns to action tonight when they take on the Blackhawks in Chicago. Game time is 8:30 p.m. ET. The Blue Jackets’ next home game is on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. vs. Colorado. 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.