The New Jersey Devils today acquired defenseman Dalton Prout from Columbus in exchange for defenseman Kyle Quincey.
Prout, 26, has played the past six professional seasons in the Blue Jackets organization. In 224 career NHL games, he has notched six goals and 27 assists for 33 points while accumulating 263 penalty minutes. He has spent time with both Columbus and Cleveland (AHL) this season. He has tallied three assists and 14 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Blue Jackets while posting a +3 mark.
The 6-3, 230lb. blueliner was Columbus' seventh pick (sixth round), and 154th overall selection in the 2010 Entry Draft. A right-handed defenseman, Prout played five seasons of junior hockey with three teams- Sarnia, Barrie and Saginaw- of the Ontario Hockey League.