New York Rangers President, General Manager and Head Coach Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Jamie Pushor from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a eighth round draft choice in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Pushor, 30, skated in seven matches with the Blue Jackets this season, registering two penalty minutes. He has also skated in 17 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering one goal and four assists for five points, along with 24 penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 223-pounder has appeared in 510 career matches with Columbus, the Detroit Red Wings, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Dallas Stars ad Pittsburgh Penguins, registering 13 goals and 44 assists for 57 points, along with 648 penalty minutes. He has also skated in 14 career post-season matches, recording one assist and 16 penalty minutes.
In 213 career AHL matches with Syracuse and the Adirondack Red Wings, Pushor has tallied six goals and 48 assists for 54 points, along with 403 penalty minutes. Prior to turning professional, he spent five seasons (1988-1993) with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
The Lethbridge, Alberta native was originally Detroit's second round choice, 32nd overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.