Columbus Blue Jackets sign defensemen Prout to two-year extension
JUN 28, 2014 10:34a ET
Prout, 24, has scored three goals and dished out ten assists for 13 points in 82 career NHL games, all with Columbus. He has also recorded a plus/minus rating of +9 and 62 penalty minutes. Last season, the 6-3, 222-pound blueliner tallied 2-4-6 in 49 games, finishing seventh on the Jackets in blocked shots (65) while firing a career-high 56 shots on goal.
Columbus' seventh pick, 154th overall, at the 2010 NHL Draft, Prout tallied one goal and six assists for seven points with 27 penalty minutes and a +15 rating in 28 games with the Blue Jackets during the 2012-13 campaign, leading the club in plus/minus while ranking second among rookie NHL defensemen in that category.
A native of Kingsville, Ontario, Prout has appeared in 117 career American Hockey League games with the Springfield Falcons, registering 7-18-25 in addition to 138 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, he recorded 17-49-66 in 286 career Ontario Hockey League games with Sarnia, Barrie and Saginaw from 2006-10.
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