The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenceman Patrick Mullen from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Jeff Costello.
In 46 games this season with Vancouver’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Utica Comets, Mullen has registered 20 points, leading the Comets in scoring on the blueline. Mullen was originally signed by the Los Angeles Kings as a free agent on April 3, 2009 after going undrafted, but has yet to see time in the NHL.
Costello was originally selected by Ottawa with the 146th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, but like Mullen, he hasn’t seen the ice in the National Hockey League. Currently the captain of Notre Dame in the NCAA this season, Costello has 19 points in 34 games, a slight drop from his 30 points a season ago.
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