COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Dalton Prout to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old Prout has two assists, 31 penalty minutes and 41 blocked shots in 25 games with Columbus this season. He tallied one goal and six assists 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.
A native of Kingsville, Ontario, Prout was Columbus' seventh pick, 154th overall, in the 2010 NHL draft.