The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired left wing Ryan Dzingel and a 2019 seventh round draft pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for left wing Anthony Duclair and second round picks in the 2020 and 2021 NHL Drafts, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced tonight.
Dzingel, 26, has notched 62 goals and 64 assists for 126 points with 105 penalty minutes, nine power play goals and seven game-winning goals in 247 career games with the Senators. A seventh-round pick, 203rd overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft, he has posted 30 or more points in each of his three full NHL campaigns and has posted back-to-back 20-goal seasons.
"We are very happy to add Ryan Dzingel to our team as he is a very good player and goal scorer in the National Hockey League and a quality person who we believe will be a great fit with our group," said Kekalainen. "He has local ties having played at Ohio State and in talking to him is very excited about coming back to Columbus, being a Blue Jacket and helping us as we move forward."
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The Wheaton, Illinois native has established career highs in assists, points, power play goals (tied) and game-winning goals this season with 22-22-44, 29 penalty minutes, four power play tallies, four game-winning goals and 133 shots on goal in 57 games. He ranked third on the Senators in goals and shooting percentage (16.5 pct.) and fourth in points.
The 6-0, 190-pound left wing set career highs in goals, penalty minutes and shots in 2017-18 with 23-18-41, 35 penalty minutes and 136 shots in 79 outings. In his first full NHL campaign, he tallied 14-18-32, 30 penalty minutes and a career-high +7 plus/minus rating in 81 games during the 2016-17 season. He has also collected 31-46-77 and 81 penalty minutes in 119 career AHL games with the Binghamton Senators from 2013-16.
Prior to turning pro, Dzingel spent three seasons at Ohio State University, collecting 45-63-108, 88 penalty minutes and a +12 plus/minus rating in 110 career games from 2011-14. He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to college hockey's most outstanding player, and was named to the NCAA First All-American Team as a junior in 2013-14 when he notched 22-24-46, 34 penalty minutes and a +17 plus/minus rating in 37 games.
Duclair, 23, has registered 48-60-108 in 266 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes and New York Rangers. Signed by Columbus to a one-year NHL contract on July 4, 2018, he collected 11-8-19 in 53 contests with the Jackets this season. The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native was drafted by the Rangers in the third round, 80th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.