COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets
have added forward Chad Kolarik
to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch
, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced today.
Kolarik, 24, has collected 26 goals and 24 assists for 50 points and 55 penalty minutes in 75 games with the Crunch and San Antonio Rampage
this season, including 9-6-15 and 14 penalty minutes in 16 games with Syracuse. Acquired by Columbus from Phoenix in exchange for forward Alexandre Picard
on March 3, he has registered 46-54-100 and 102 penalty minutes in 151 career AHL games.
Phoenix’s seventh pick, 199th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft, Kolarik spent four seasons at the University of Michigan, where he collected 78-96-174, 131 penalty minutes and a cumulative +59 plus/minus rating in 163 career games. He notched a career high 30-26-56, 24 penalty minutes and was +28 in 39 games during the 2007-08 season, en route to earning NCAA West Second All-American and CCHA First All-Star Team honors. The Abington, Pennsylvania native spent two seasons with the United States Development Program from 2002-04, registering 51-56-107 and 67 penalty minutes in 120 games. His older brother, Tyler, was the Blue Jackets’ fifth pick, 150th overall, in the 2000 Entry Draft.