Feb 24, 2011; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; St. Louis Blues forward BJ Crombeen (26) and Vancouver Canucks forward Tanner Glass (15) fight during the first period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Lightning Acquire Crombeen From Blues

January 24, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Chris Stewart, left, battles for the puck with St. Louis Blues right wing BJ Crombeen during the second period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Carpenean-US PRESSWIRE

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded fourth round selections in the 2013 and 2014 NHL entry draft in exchange for BJ Crombeen.  Also acquired with Crombeen is a fifth round selection in the 2014 NHL entry draft.

Crombeen was originally selected 54th by the Dallas Stars in the 2003 NHL entry draft.  BJ will bring toughness and grit to the Lightning organization.  The Denver native started his pro career with the Dallas Stars before being picked up on waivers by the Dallas organization during the 2008-2009 season.

The 27-year-old will bring toughness to the Lightning lineup that it has lacked since the move of Steve Dowine to the Colorado Avalanche.  While enforcing maybe a big role for Crombeen, he can be trusted to go out and play smart hockey and can be on the ice with the third or fourth line and can deliver a game changing hit.

The 6’2”, 210-pound right-winger has proven that he can do more than hit and fight on the ice.  Crombeen has 56 points in 288 career games in the NHL.  While that might not seem like a lot of points to Lightning fans, Crombeen has been known to dish the sauce with some authority from time to time.

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