Hockey: Former Dino Aulin headed to NHL camp

It's odd how you can look for one thing and find another. The Syracuse Post-Standard is a regular stop for someone with a strong interest in Syracuse Orange basketball (and a mostly morbid interest in the SU football team, which has won only 10 games in four seasons).

Going there turned up a note that former NHLer, Jared Aulin, who tore it up in a restorative half-season with the Calgary Dinos in 2007-08, is going to a NHL camp with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
"Aulin, 27, then played for Portland, Hershey and Springfield, and has dropped off the map since. Two years ago, he skated for the University of Calgary.

" 'Basically it's a tryout to see where he's at,' said Columbus assistant GM Chris MacFarland. 'He hasn't played competitive hockey in a few years, to my knowledge. He's a skilled player.'

"It's a similar situation to when Columbus brought in Shane Willis on a tryout deal last season, but did not sign him to a regular contract."
Aulin averaged two points per game (14 goals, 20 assists, 34 points in 16 games) when he played for the Dinos. This is more a hockey story than a CIS story, but it's worth passing along.

Could Aulin come out of nowhere to help Crunch? (Lindsay Kramer, Syracuse Post-Standard)
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