Blue Jackets Assign Wharton To Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Chiefs announced that the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League have reassigned defenseman Kyle Wharton from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League to Johnstown.

The Chiefs are the ECHL affiliate of the Blue Jackets and the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and the Crunch and the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.

Selected in the second round (59th overall) by Columbus in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 22 year old had 11 points (4g-7a) and 46 penalty minutes in 32 games for Elmira in 2007-08 while also playing in the AHL where he had three points (2g-1a) and 29 penalty minutes in 13 games for Syracuse.

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