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CBJ signs defenseman Dalton Prout to three-year contract


Dalton Prout (courtesy of Columbus Blue Jackets)

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

The 22-year-old Prout 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. Prout added 2-0-2 and 27 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games for the Saginaw Spirit, leading the team in penalty minutes and goals among defenseman (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.

Prout is 6’2, 218 pounds and is from LaSalle, Ontario.


Info courtesy of the Columbus Blue Jackets

Edmonton Oilers chose Taylor Hall over Tyler Seguin as overall #1 pick in NHL Draft

Taylor Hall Edmonton (Windsor Spitfires photo)

compiled from NHL news and Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers selected forward Taylor Hall with the number 1 pick in the NHL draft over the weekend, ending a yearlong debate about the who were the two best 18-year-old’s in hockey at the present time.

The NHL’s worst team, the Oilers, chose Hall over fellow OHL (Ontario Hockey League) forward Tyler Seguin on Friday night, making the toughest of allĀ  selections at the start of the draft in years. Edmonton’s management and general manager Steve Tambellini said they didn’t make the final decision until mid-day on Friday.

Hall will playing for a rebuilding team in Edmonton, while Boston, a playoff-caliber team were waiting to grab Seguin and did with the number 2 pick.

Edmonton likes Hall because of his physical gifts and work ethic to be a mainstay for years on a club that has lacked an elite front-line talent since trading away Ryan Smythe three years ago.

Many National Hockey League scouts and executives couldn’t chose a favorite between Hall, a physical left winger who scored 106 points in 57 games for the Windsor Spitfires, and Seguin, a smooth-as-silk skating center from the Plymouth Whalers. Seguin was the league MVP last season, and Hall was the playoff MVP while leading the Spitfires to their second straight Memorial Cup title.