Saturday, July 02, 2011

Saginaw's Prout inks with Blue Jackets

Columbus Press Release

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Dalton Prout to a standard three-year entry level contract, the team 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.

Photo courtesy Aaron Bell/OHL Images

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