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Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Dalton Prout to Standard Three-Year Entry Level Contract

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Dalton Prout to a standard three-year entry level contract, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced July 1. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Prout, 21, combined to register nine goals and 22 assists for 31 points and 99 penalty minutes in 52 games with Barrie and Saginaw of the Ontario Hockey League. He set career highs in goals, assists and points. He added 2-0-2 and 27 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games for the Spirit to lead the club in penalty minutes and goals among defensemen (tied).

The Blue Jackets' seventh pick, 154th overall, in the 2010 Entry Draft, Prout has collected 17-49-66, 436 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +16 in 286 career OHL games with Sarnia, Barrie and Saginaw. He has added 3-9-12 and 73 penalty minutes in 46 career playoff games.

DALTON PROUT, Defense

Hgt.: 6-3, Wgt.: 218, Shoots: Right, Born: March 13, 1990 (LaSalle, Ontario)

Career Statistics - Regular Season                                                       Playoffs

Year             Team League   GP   TOI    G   A   PTS   +/-   PIM     GP   G   A   PTS    PIM
2006-07         Sarnia    OHL      49    n/a     1    2      3       6     36        4    0    0     0          0
2007-08         Sarnia    OHL     32     n/a     0    2      2      -4     43       …  …   …    …        …
                     Barrie    OHL      25    n/a     0    3      3       2     39        8    0    2     2        16
2008-09         Barrie     OHL     65     n/a     0    6      6    -11     98        5    0    1     1        10
2009-10         Barrie     OHL     63     n/a     7   14    21     26   121      17    1    6     7        20
2010-11         Barrie     OHL     23     n/a     7   14    21     -8     55       …   …  …    …        …
                    Saginaw  OHL     29     n/a     2    8     10      5     44      12    2    0     2        27
OHL Totals                           286     …     17   49    66    16   436      46    3    9    12       73

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