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Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Forward Nate DiCasmirro from Phoenix Coyotes for Steve Goertzen

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Nate DiCasmirro from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forward Steve Goertzen, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced February 28. DiCasmirro is assigned to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate.

DiCasmirro, 29, is playing in his sixth professional season and has tallied eight goals and five assists for 13 points with 28 penalty minutes in 43 games with the AHL’s Providence Bruins and San Antonio Rampage this season. He has registered 63-108-171 and 171 penalty minutes in 381 career regular season AHL games with six clubs. He has also recorded 9-10-19 and 44 penalty minutes in 57 playoff games.

The Atikokan, Ontario native played college hockey for St. Cloud State University in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and collected 51-85-136 and 156 penalty minutes in 147 games in four years. He earned WCHA Second Team All-Star Team honors in 2001-02 after notching 17-33-50 in 41 games.

The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they visit the Vancouver Canucks. Game time from General Motors Place is set for 10:00 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 9:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and 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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