The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Zac Dalpe to a two-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract extension through the 2020-21 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Dalpe, 29, has recorded 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points with 36 penalty minutes in 141 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes. He has collected 0-1-1 and 13 penalty minutes in 13 games with Columbus since being claimed off waivers from Minnesota on Feb. 27, 2017. He registered his first career CBJ assist in his lone game with the team this season on Nov. 15 vs. Florida.
The Paris, Ontario native has added 126-123-249, 171 penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 340 career American Hockey League appearances with the Cleveland Monsters, Iowa Wild, Rochester Americans, Utica Comets, Charlotte Checkers and Albany River Rats since making his pro debut in 2009-10. He leads Cleveland in goals and points in 2018-19, recording 18-15-33, 38 penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in 35 games,
The 6-2, 194-pound forward played two seasons at Ohio State from 2008-10, registering 34-36-70, 44 penalty minutes and a +19 plus/minus rating in 76 games. He was named to the 2010 All-CCHA First Team and NCAA West Second All-American Team after he notched 21-24-45 and 19 penalty minutes in 39 appearances in 2009-10. Dalpe was selected by Carolina in the second round, 45th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft.