Blue Jackets Make Big Splash At NHL Trade Deadline
The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired all-star right winger Marian Gaborik prior to this afternoon's NHL trade deadline in an attempt to make the playoffs. The deal was one of three trades the club made today. Gaborik, a three-time all star, was obtained from the New York Rangers in exchange for center Derick Brassard, right wing Derek Dorsett, defenseman John Moore and a sixth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The Jackets also sent former rookie of the year award-winning goaltender Steve Mason to the Philadelphia Flyers for goaltender Michael Leighton and a third round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Finally, Columbus picked up forward Blake Comeau from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fifth round pick in this summer's draft.