Found February 22, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
COLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a second round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, a fifth round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft and goaltender Curtis McElhinney from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for center Antoine Vermette, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. The second round pick in 2012 was originally acquired by the Coyotes from the Ottawa Senators, while the fifth round pick in 2013 will become a fourth round pick if Phoenix qualifies for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs and advances to the second round. McElhinney, 29, has appeared in 69 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators, compiling a 19-26-4 record with a 3.09 goals-against average, .899 save percentage and two shutouts. He was 1-0-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average and .944 save percentage in two games with Phoenix this season, while going 10-13-0 with a 3.04 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in 25 games with the American Hockey Leagues Portland Pirates. He is currently rehabilitating an injury and will remain on assignment with Portland. Vermette tallied 8-19-27 and 12 penalty minutes in 60 games with Columbus this season and has registered 141-178-319 and 317 penalty minutes in 600 career NHL games. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets from Ottawa on Mar. 4, 2009 and appeared in 241-straight games with the club, totaling 61-91-152 and 112 penalty minutes. The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they host the Colorado Avalanche. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan in Columbus and online at Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at 26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at, the official club web site, and The 2013 NHL All-Star Game is coming to Columbus Jan. 26-27, 2013. Fans can guarantee access to seats for both the game and Skills Challenge now by reserving a full or partial season ticket plan for the Blue Jackets 2012-13 season. Ticket plans start at less than 15 per game. In addition to guaranteed access to All-Star tickets, full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

Columbus trades Antoine Vermette to Phoenix

Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie: CBJ trades Antoine Vermette to PHX. #tsn ... Hearing a pair of draft picks are going from PHX to CBJ for Vermette. Details to follow. ... PHX is also including a minor league player off their Portland farm team with the two draft picks to CBJ for Antoine Vermette. #tsn Update: Per the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline: #CBJ get a 2nd round pick this...

Adam French: Antoine Vermette a Yote

As I sleep so do the trades happen eh? Well always it seems. Waking up early for work and I see that a major trade went down. Fantastic. Well I’m awake and here to post some thoughts. I had hoped he Antoine Vermette would be a guy they would target, the lack of any conceivable depth at center was apparent and they seriously need a more skilled player to center the second line...

Report: Blue Jackets Trade Antoine Vermette to Coyotes for Curtis McElhinney, Draft Picks

The Columbus Blue Jackets have started their overahul. Expected to be one of the busiest teams at the NHL trade deadline, the Jackets got things going by trading center Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Coyotes for a pair of draft picks and goalie Curtis McElhinney.'s Pierre LeBrun reports that Columbus will receive a 2012 second rounder (originally belonging to Ottawa...

The Columbus Fire Sale Is On

The first Blue Jacket to fly off the racks this week was former 27-goal scorer Antoine Vermette. The handy supporting cast scorer fetched a 2012 second-round pick from Phoenix along with a fifth-round pick in 2013 goaltender Curtis McElhinney.And so the great Columbus sell-off began in earnest.“This is moving forward,” Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said, according to the Columbus...

Coyotes obtain Vermette from Jackets

The Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday acquired center Antoine Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a pair of draft picks and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.

Bruins Facing Leaner Market for Offensive Help With Antoine Vermette, Tuomu Ruutu No Longer Options

The options for the Bruins to acquire the offensive help they seek before Monday's trade deadline are dwindling. Wednesday witnessed the removal of two potential trade targets, with Columbus dealing Antoine Vermette to Phoenix and Carolina re-signing Tuomo Ruutu to a four-year extension. The Vermette deal could further limit Boston's options, as it could signal that the Coyotes...

Coyotes Acquire Vermette From Columbus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Antoine Vermette (AN-twuhn, vuhr-MEHT) from the Columbus Blue Jacke...

Blue Jackets trade C Vermette to Coyotes (AP)

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded center Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Coyotes for two draft picks and goaltender Curtis McElhinney. The deal, announced on Wednesday by Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson, would give Columbus a second-round pick in the 2012 draft and a fifth-round pick in 2013.

Coyotes acquire Vermette from Blue Jackets

The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired center Antoine Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets, two sources with knowledge of the deal told

Jackets deal Vermette to Coyotes for McElhinney

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded center Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Coyotes for two draft picks and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.

Jackets Journal: February 23

The NHL is a league of opportunity, and for a handful of young players on the Blue Jackets roster, the window of opportunity opened a bit wider after yesterday’s trade of Antoine Vermette to the Phoenix Co...
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