The Columbus Blue Jackets bolstered their defense for the playoff run on Wednesday afternoon having acquired 31-year-old defenseman Kyle Quincey from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for 26-year-old defenseman Dalton Prout.
Quincey has 34-118-152 totals in 548 career NHL games among the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings and Devils. This season alone, the 6’2″, 216-pound native of Kitchener, Ontario has four goals and eight assists in 53 games with New Jersey.
In 54 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, Quincey has 0-8-8 totals and 38 penalty minutes. He set career highs in points (68) and assists (34) with the Kings in 2008-2009 and was selected 132nd overall by Detroit at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Quincey is a pending unrestricted free agent in July.
Prout has 6-27-33 totals along with 263 penalty minutes in 224 career NHL games with Columbus. Through 15 games played this season, he had three assists and 14 penalty minutes.
The 6’3″, 230-pound defenseman was the 154th overall selection by the Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has split time between the parent club and the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters this year. Prout is a pending unrestricted free agent on July 1st.