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Lightning Acquire Audy-Marchessault, Smith From Columbus

TAMPA BAY The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forwards Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (OH-dee-mahr-SHUH-soh) and Dalton Smith from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Dana Tyrell and defenseman Matt Taormina today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Audy-Marchessault, 5-8, 184 pounds, has played in 56 games with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League this season, recording 14 goals and 41 points. He leads the Falcons in games played, points and power play goals with seven. He ranks second for goals. Audy-Marchessault has been selected as an AHL All-Star the past two seasons. He has played in two career NHL games with Columbus, both during the 2012-13 season.

A native of Cap-Rouge, Quebec, Audy-Marchessault played four seasons in the QMJHL with the Quebec Remparts from 2007-11 and was undrafted.

Smith, 6-2, 214 pounds, has played in 50 games with Springfield this season, recording four goals and nine points. He leads the Falcons with 99 penalty minutes and also led the them in 2012-13 with 128.

A native of Oshawa, Ontario, Smith played in 196 games with the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League from 2008-12, recording 50 goals and 105 points. He was drafted by Columbus in the second round, 34thoverall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Jonathan Audy-Marchessaults Career Statistics

Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

PP

SH

GW

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

2007-08

Quebec

QMJHL

56

10

10

20

-

18

-

-

-

11

1

0

1

-

6

2008-09

Quebec

QMJHL

62

18

35

53

-

75

-

-

-

14

2

4

6

-

10

2009-10

Quebec

QMJHL

68

30

41

71

-

54

-

-

-

9

3

11

14

-

14

2010-11

Quebec

QMJHL

68

40

55

95

-

41

-

-

-

18

11

22

33

-

12

2011-12

Connecticut

AHL

76

24

40

64

-

50

-

-

-

9

4

0

4

-

26

2012-13

Columbus

NHL

2

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

Springfield

AHL

74

21

46

67

-

65

-

-

-

8

0

3

3

-2

8

2013-14

Springfield

AHL

56

14

27

41

-

51

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NHL Totals

2

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

Dalton Smiths Career Statistics

Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

2008-09

Ottawa

OHL

17

2

5

7

-

8

7

0

0

0

-1

0

2009-10

Ottawa

OHL

62

21

23

44

-

129

12

3

3

6

-7

27

2010-11

Ottawa

OHL

64

12

17

29

-

124

4

2

2

4

0

12

2011-12

Ottawa

OHL

53

15

10

25

-

67

18

4

4

8

-7

46

2012-13

Springfield

AHL

67

3

6

9

-

128

1

0

0

0

-1

12

2013-14

Springfield

AHL

50

4

5

9

-

99

-

-

-

-

-

-

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning Media



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