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03-12-2013, 02:29 PM
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Matthew Ford (AHL) traded to Blue Jackets' organization for future considerations

Adirondack Phantoms RW Matthew Ford has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets organization in exchange for future considerations. Ford has been assigned by Columbus to the Springfield Falcons.

Ford was acquired by Philadelphia on February 3, 2012 in exchange for defenseman Kevin Marshall. He scored a combined 29-30-59 with Hershey and Adirondack last season including 19-12-31 in just 31 games for the Phantoms. He also had nine game-winning goals including eight with Adirondack to finish second in the AHL. This year, he has scored 4-9-13 in 35 games for Adirondack.

A couple of Ford's top highlights as an Adirondack Phantom were both at the Times Union Center against rival Albany. He scored an overtime game-winner on March 3, 2012. And he registered a hat trick there on April 7, 2012.

The University of Wisconsin product was drafted in the 8th round in 2004 by Chicago. He has played a combined 256 AHL games and 287 total professional games since debuting in 2008-09 with the Charlotte Checkers (ECHL) and Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). He has 94-90-184 in his pro career and 73-71-144 in the AHL.


COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that the club has acquired forward Matthew Ford from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for future considerations. Ford will report to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.

Originally selected by Chicago in the eighth round, 256th overall, of the 2004 NHL Draft, Ford has recorded 72-69-141 in 256 career AHL games with Hartford, Lake Erie, Hershey and Adirondack. The 6-1, 207-pound right winger has recorded 4-9-13 and 31 penalty minutes in 35 appearances with the Phantoms this season. A native of West Hills, California, Ford spent four seasons at the University of Wisconsin from 2004-08, recording 21-18-39 in 124 career NCAA games.
Apparently the Jackets just acquired this guy for future considerations. What kind of player is this guy?

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