(sabres.com) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired forward Jerry D’Amigo from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Luke Adam. D’Amigo will join the Sabres’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rochester Americans.
“We feel that this was a good deal that gave both teams a player they were looking for,” said Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. “Jerry brings a tremendous work ethic to our organization and we know he’ll have an immediate impact with the Amerks. Luke has been a steady force for our clubs since he was drafted in 2008 and we wish him luck as he joins the Blue Jackets’ organization.”
D’Amigo (5’11”, 205 lbs., 2/19/91) was acquired by Columbus in July 2014 and has appeared in 28 games this season for the club’s AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, tallying seven points (3+4) and 26 penalty minutes.
Prior to joining the Columbus organization, D’Amigo spent four seasons with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and recorded 118 points (57+61) in 240 regular-season games, adding 36 points (15+21) in 40 career AHL postseason contests. A 2009 sixth-round Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick (158th overall), the forward made his first NHL appearance in 2013-14 with the Maple Leafs, logging three points (1+2) in 22 NHL games.
The Binghamton, N.Y. native played for Team USA at the World Junior Championship in 2010 and 2011, helping the United States win gold in 2010 and a bronze medal in 2011. He also played for the U.S. National U-18 Team for three seasons and was the team’s scoring leader in 2008-09.