Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire RW Marian Gaborik From the New York Rangers

Blue Jackets acquire three-time All-Star Marian Gaborik, D Steven Delisle and D Blake Partlett for C Derick Brassard, RW Derek Dorsett, D John Moore and a sixth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft

Wednesday, 04.03.2013 / 3:44 PM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer
The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired All-Star right wing Marian Gaborik and defensemen Steven Delisle and Blake Partlett 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, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

“Throughout this process our focus was to add a player who could provide a boost to our offense, improve our goal scoring and power play and we identified Marian Gaborik as the player we wanted,” said Kekalainen. “He has been an elite goal scorer in this league for many years and we are very excited to have him.”

Gaborik, 31, is a three-time All-Star who has registered 333 goals and 333 assists for 666 points, 398 penalty minutes and a +84 plus/minus rating in 757 career NHL games with the Rangers and Minnesota Wild. He has scored 91 career power play goals, 62 game-winning goals and seven shorthanded tallies with 14 hat tricks during his 12 NHL seasons. In 35 games in 2012-13, he has tallied 9-10-19 and eight penalty minutes and ranks seventh in the NHL with four game-winning goals.

The 6-1, 204-pound native of Trencin, Slovakia joined the Rangers as a free agent prior to the 2009-10 season. After collecting 22-26-48 and 18 penalty minutes in 62 games in 2010-11, he earned Second Team NHL All-Star honors in 2011-12 when he racked up 41-35-76, 34 penalty minutes, 10 power play goals, seven game-winners and a +15 plus/minus rating in 82 games. He ranked third in the NHL in goals and 15th in points last season.

Gaborik was Minnesota’s first pick, third overall, in the 2000 NHL Draft. He spent eight seasons with the Wild, scoring 30 or more goals six times, including a career-high 42 in 2007-08, and represented the club at the 2003 and 2008 All-Star Games. He is the Wild’s all-time leader in goals (219), points (437), power play goals (59), power play points (145) and multi-goal games (41) and ranks third in club history in assists (218) and games played (502).

Gaborik has also represented Slovakia at several international tournaments. He has played in the 2010 and 2006 Olympic Games, 2004 World Cup of Hockey, 1999 and 2000 World Junior Championships and 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011 World Championships.

Delisle, 22, was the Blue Jackets’ third pick, 107th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. He joined the Rangers along with Rick Nash in the July 2012 trade that brought Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft to Columbus. The 6-6, 233-pound native of Levise, Quebec has appeared in four games with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (0-2-2, -1 plus/minus rating) and 61 games with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL (4-16-20, +23 rating) this season.

Parlett, 23, was signed by New York as a free agent on June 2, 2011. The 6-1, 205-pound blueliner has tallied 6-22-28 in 67 appearances with Connecticut this season and 12-42-54 in 146 career AHL games. A native of Bracebridge, Ontario, Parlett has also appeared in 58 career ECHL games with Greenville, recording 8-31-39 in addition to 57 penalty minutes.

PRESS RELEASE

  • CBJ acquire Blake Comeau
  • SCHEDULE

    HOME
    AWAY
    PROMOTIONAL

    STANDINGS

    EASTERN CONFERENCE
      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
    2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
    3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
    4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
    5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
    6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
    7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
    8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
    9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
    10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
    11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
    12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
    13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
    14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
    15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
    16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

    STATS

    2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    J. Johnson 2 2 1 0 3
    M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
    R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
    B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
    D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
    B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
    D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
    M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
    A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
    C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
     
    Columbusbluejackets.com is the official Web site of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Columbus Blue Jackets and columbusbluejackets.com are trademarks of The Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Club.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Club and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved. View the Columbus Blue Jackets Privacy Policy AdChoices NHL.com Terms of Service
    Please use the feedback form if you have any recommendations or comments.