COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Zac Dalpe to a two-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract extension through the 2018-19 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Dalpe, 27, tallied a goal and two assists for three points with nine penalty minutes in nine games with the Minnesota Wild and added 10-6-16 and 22 penalty minutes in 32 American Hockey League games split between the Iowa Wild and Cleveland Monsters in 2016-17. He notched 8-6-14 and 22 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Monsters after being claimed off waivers by the Blue Jackets on February 27, 2017.
The Paris, Ontario native has registered 12-12-24 with 23 penalty minutes in 128 career NHL games with the Wild, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes since making his NHL debut during the 2010-11 campaign. He recorded career highs with 4-3-7 in 55 games with the Canucks in 2013-14. The 6-1, 192-pound center has also collected 97-93-190 with 98 penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in 270 career AHL games with the Monsters, Wild, Rochester Americans, Utica Comets, Charlotte Checkers and Albany River Rats.
Originally Carolina's second round pick, 45th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft, Dalpe played two seasons at Ohio State (CCHA) from 2008-10, recording 34-36-70 and 44 penalty minutes in 76 contests.