The Columbus Blue Jackets, parent club of the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, have acquired center Zenon Konopka, left wing Curtis Glencross and a conditional seventh-round pick in either the 2007 or 2008 NHL Entry Draft from the Anaheim Ducks, parent club of the AHL’s Portland Pirates, in exchange for right wing Joe Motzko, center Mark Hartigan and a fourth-round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft.
Konopka, 26, has tallied four goals and three assists for seven points with 48 penalty minutes in 23 career NHL games, all during the 2005-06 season with Anaheim. This year he has collected 11 goals, 24 assists and 97 penalty minutes with Portland, leading the club in scoring.
In 266 career AHL games, he has 207 points (75g, 132a) and 804 penalty minutes.
Glencross, 24, made his NHL debut with the Ducks this season, appearing in two games and recording one goal and two penalty minutes. He has added six goals, 10 assists and 74 penalty minutes in 31 games with Portland.
Glencross has spent most of his first three professional seasons in the AHL, registering 29 goals, 24 assists and 228 penalty minutes with Portland and Cincinnati.
"Zenon Konopka and Curtis Glencross are two young guys who have a chance to develop into solid NHL players," said Blue Jackets president and general manager Doug MacLean. "Konopka in particular is a hard-working, character player who we think has a real good upside."
Motzko, 26, tallied one goal in seven games with the Blue Jackets this season and notched 11 goals, 23 assists and 29 penalty minutes in 31 games with Syracuse.
Hartigan, 29, had three points (1g, 2a) and two penalty minutes in six games with the Blue Jackets and had 19 goals, 13 assists and 51 penalty minutes in 34 games with Syracuse. He leaves the Crunch first on the team’s all-time list with 107 goals, 47 power play goals and 18 game-winning goals, third with 212 points, fifth with 104 assists and eighth with 220 games played.
In 276 career AHL games with Chicago and Syracuse, Hartigan has tallied 122 goals, 136 assists and 333 penalty minutes.