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Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Sigalet from Bruins

The Columbus Blue Jackets, parent club of the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, have acquired defenseman Jonathan Sigalet from the Boston Bruins in exchange for the rights to left wing Matt Marquardt.

Sigalet, 22, appeared in 70 AHL games with Providence last season, tallying three goals, 20 assists and 58 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 10 playoff games with the P-Bruins, notching three assists.

In all, Sigalet has appeared in 199 regular-season AHL games over three seasons with Providence, racking up 21 goals, 60 assists and 154 penalty minutes.

A native of Vancouver, B.C., Sigalet played two seasons at Bowling Green State University (CCHA) appearing in 72 games, posting six goals, 25 assists and 62 penalty minutes and was drafted by Boston in the fourth round, 100th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his NHL debut with Boston in 2006-07, appearing in one game.

Marquardt, 20, played 68 games in the QMJHL for Baie-Comeau and Moncton in 2007-08, totaling 43 goals and 26 assists for 69 points.

A native of North Bay, Ontario, Marquardt was drafted by Columbus in the seventh round, 194th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.