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Blue Jackets add scoring punch with Pelletier

The Syracuse Crunch announced today that the parent Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Pascal Pelletier to a one-year, two-way NHL-American Hockey League contract.

As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pelletier, 26, appeared in 71 AHL games with Rockford last season, tallying 29 goals, 26 assists and 45 penalty minutes. He also skated in seven NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks last year.

Pelletier has appeared in 277 combined AHL games with Providence and Rockford since 2005-06 and registered 100 goals, 125 assists and 213 penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 17, 2008, vs. Toronto while with the Boston Bruins. In 13 career NHL games with Boston and Chicago, Pelletier has not registered a point.

Pelletier experienced his best professional campaign in 2007-08 when he racked up 75 points (37g, 38a) in 73 contests with Providence. His 37 goals ranked fourth in the AHL and he was selected to represent the Bruins at the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic. In addition, Pelletier capped his season by being selected to the AHL First All-Star Team.

A native of Labrador City, N.L., Pelletier has also appeared in 33 combined Calder Cup Playoff games over the past four seasons with Providence and Rockford, collecting 14 goals, 14 assists and 49 penalty minutes.