The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired goaltender Jean-François Bérubé from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Jordan Schroeder, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Bérubé, 26, has posted a 9-10-4 record with a 3.39 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in 34 career NHL games with the Blackhawks and New York Islanders since making his debut in 2015-16. In 2017-18, he went 3-6-1 with a 3.78 GAA and .894 SV% in 13 contests with Chicago.
The Repentigny, Quebec native has also earned a 78-38-4 record with a 2.30 GAA, .914 SV% and eight shutouts in 125 career American Hockey League games with the Rockford IceHogs, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Manchester Monarchs from 2009-18. This past season, he was 7-8-0 with a 2.37 GAA, .920 SV% and two shutouts in 15 appearances with the IceHogs. In 2014-15, he led the AHL in wins after posting 37-9-4 record with 2.18 GAA and .913 SV% with Manchester and led the club to a Calder Cup championship after finishing the postseason 13-3 with a 2.30 GAA and .898 SV%.
Originally Los Angeles' fourth round selection, 95th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft, the 6-1, 177-pound netminder went 55-37-10 with a 2.77 GAA, .901 SV% and five shutouts in 115 career games with the Montreal Juniors in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2008-11. In his final campaign, he was 32-7-8 with a 2.60 GAA, .902 SV% and three shutouts in 50 contests.
Schroeder, 27, collected 1-1-2 and four penalty minutes in 21 contests with the Jackets and added 14-22-36 and 14 penalty minutes in 48 appearances with the AHL's Cleveland Monsters in 2017-18. The Lakeville, Minnesota native has posted 18-24-42 and 14 penalty minutes in 165 career NHL games and 91-140-231 and 92 penalty minutes in 340 career AHL contests. Originally the Vancouver Canucks' first round pick, 22nd overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft, Schroeder was acquired by the Jackets in a trade from the Minnesota Wild on June 23, 2017.