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Capitals Acquire Defenseman Milan Jurcina from Columbus

Washington sends conditional draft pick in 2010 to Blue Jackets

Wednesday, 03.03.2010 / 4:01 PM / News
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Capitals Acquire Defenseman Milan Jurcina from Columbus
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Milan Jurcina from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Jurcina, 26, rejoins the Capitals after playing 27 games for Washington earlier this season before being sent to Columbus with Chris Clark in a Dec. 28, 2009, trade that brought Jason Chimera to the Capitals. He played 17 games for Columbus, recording one goal and two assists. He has one goal and six assists in 44 combined games this season. Jurcina recently represented Slovakia at the Olympics. He has a minor injury and may not be immediately available to play for the Capitals.

The 6’4”, 236-pound native of Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia, was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the eighth round, 241st overall in the 2001 NHL Draft. He has played in 319 career NHL games and has recorded 15 goals, 38 assists and 220 penalty minutes for Boston, Washington and Columbus.

Milan Jurcina
Defenseman
Ht.: 6’4” Wt.: 233 Shoots: Right
Born: June 7, 1983 (Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia)
Drafted: Boston’s eighth-round selection, 241st overall, in 2001 Entry Draft
Acquired: From the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2010 NHL Draft.

Career Statistics



Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW S GP G A Pts PIM
2000-01 Halifax QMJHL 68 0 5 5 56 - - - - - 6 0 2 2 12
2001-02 Halifax QMJHL 61 4 16 20 58 - - - - - 13 5 3 8 10
Slovakia WJC 7 1 1 2 14 - - - - - - - - - -
2002-03 Halifax QMJHL 51 15 13 28 102 - - - - - 25 6 6 12 40
Slovakia WJC 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - - -
2003-04 Providence AHL 73 5 12 17 52 - - - - - 2 0 1 1 2
2004-05 Providence AHL 79 6 17 23 92 - - - - - 17 1 3 4 30
2005-06 Boston NHL 51 6 5 11 54 3 2 0 0 64 - - - - -
Providence AHL 7 0 3 3 8 - - - - - - - - - -
Slovakia Olympics 6 0 1 1 8 - - - - - - - - - -
Slovakia WC 7 2 1 3 8 - - - - - - - - - -
2006-07 Boston NHL 40 2 1 3 20 -5 0 0 1 29 - - - - -

CAPITALS NHL 30 2 7 9 24 5 0 0 0 42 - - - - -
Slovakia WC 7 1 1 2 8 - - - - - - - - - -
2007-08 CAPITALS NHL 75 1 8 9 30 4 1 0 0 58 7 0 0 0 6
2008-09 CAPITALS NHL 79 3 11 14 68 1 0 0 1 95 14 2 0 2 12
2009-10 CAPITALS NHL 27 0 4 4 14 0 0 0 0 32 - - - - -

Columbus NHL 17 1 2 3 10 2 0 0 1 17 - - - - -
CAPITALS TOTALS 211 6 30 36 136 10 1 0 0 227 14 2 0 2 12
NHL TOTALS 319 15 38 53 220 10 3 0 3 337 21 2 0 2 18
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