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Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Forward Mark Rycroft from Colorado Avalanche for Defenseman Darcy Campbell and Philippe Dupuis

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired right wing Mark Rycroft from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Darcy Campbell and center Philippe Dupuis, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced January 22. Rycroft was then assigned to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus's American Hockey League affiliate.

Rycroft, 29, has tallied one goal and six assists for seven points with 17 penalty minutes and is even in 30 games with the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters this season. He has registered 45-69-114 and 188 penalty minutes in 212 career AHL games with Worcester and Lake Erie. He has appeared in 226 career NHL games and has tallied 21-25-46 with 113 penalty minutes, including 6-6-12 with 31 penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 66 games with Colorado last season.

Signed by St. Louis as a free agent on May 15, 2000, Rycroft played three seasons with the University of Denver of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association from 1997-2000. The Penticton, British Columbia native collected 51-52-103 with 151 penalty minutes in 117 games during his college career. He was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team in 1998.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Dallas Stars. Game time from American Airlines Center is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101.

Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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