Jackets add another young blueline prospect to the stable in a trade with Philly. Going the other way is Stefan Legein. Possibly best for him to just get a fresh start in another organization after everything that happened last year, and his underwhelming performance since un-retiring.
Ratchuk played for Michigan State before turning pro. Found this article about his development from the student paper there. Sounds like he’s a puck-moving defenseman, and as we all know, that’s something the Jackets have needed more of. His offensive stats thus far as a pro are not real flashy, but he’s only in his second season in the AHL. And it sounds like the Crunch have needed some help on the blueline, so hopefully Ratchuk will fill that need in the short term as well as be a longer term prospect for the CBJs.