Comets Acquire Four Time AHL All-Star

Comets Acquire Four Time AHL All-Star

by Mark Caswell, Jr.

Mar 7, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the Utica Comets have acquired forward T.J. Hensick on loan from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Blair Jones being loaned to the Charlotte Checkers.

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have traded forward Dane Fox to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for future consideration.

A four-time American Hockey League All-Star, Hensick, has appeared in 46 games for the AHL Charlotte Checkers this season, where he ranks tied for sixth on the team in scoring with 25 points (7-18-25). The 30-year old center was named to the 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012 AHL All-Star teams. Hensick has amassed 456 points (137-319-456) in 484 AHL games including a 60 point campaign (19-41-60) for the Hamilton Bulldogs last year. In 112 NHL regular season games, split between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues, Hensick has registered 38 points (12-26-38) and 18 penalty minutes.

A native of Howell, Michigan, Hensick was originally selected by Colorado in the third round, 88th overall, at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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