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On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers made a minor trade involving their AHL affiliate. The Adirondack Phantoms announced via their website that they traded forward Matt Ford to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The deal is for future considerations.
Ford was acquired on February 2nd, 2012, from the Washington Capitals in exchange for Flyers former 2nd round pick Kevin Marshall. Ford had spent just half a season with the Capitals, and the three previous seasons with the Colorado Avalanche affiliate, Lake Erie Monsters.
But the 28 year old took Adirondack by storm, putting up 31 points in 31 games. However, he showed serious offensive stagnancy in the 2012-13 season, scoring just four goals and contributing nine assists in 35 games.
Ford will be assigned to the Springfield Falcons when he joins the team. He’ll see his former team two times, both in Adirondack when the Falcons head up to New York in April.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Matthew Ford from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for future considerations.
Ford will report to the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League in Springfield, Mass.
Originally selected by Chicago in the eighth round, 256th overall, of the 2004 NHL draft, Ford has 72 goals and 69 assists in 256 career AHL games with Hartford, Lake...
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