Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 4/5/13
Chapter TwoWhen last we left Dalton Prout, the Columbus Blue Jacketsrookie defenseman had jumped out of a cab into his first NHL game of theseason. You may remember the story. It was March 1st, and Prout hadreceived word hed been recalled by the Blue Jackets, who were about to play inChicago against the hottest team in the league.After his inbound plane went to the wrong gate at theairport in Hartford, CT, the trip became part panic, part anticipation forProut. Once he finally arrived inChicago, he had to cajole his way to the front of the taxi line, but the angstdidnt stop there. When the taxi pulledup to the United Center, the player entrance was blocked by two largeSUVs. While Prout was trying toconvince security he really was a player late for the game, Todd Richardscalled him. The head coach of the BlueJackets told the young d-man to get into the arena and forget paying for thecab or dragging his equipment with him; they were both being handled by theteam.Before the end of the ...
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