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Canucks acquire forward Jeff Costello

The Vancouver Canucks acquired left-winger Jeff Costello from the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday in exchange for defenceman Patrick Mullen.

Costello, 23, has 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) and 69 penalty minutes in 34 games as team captain with Notre Dame this season. He was originally selected by Ottawa with the 146th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Mullen, 27, has 20 points (7-13) in 46 games this season with Utica of the American Hockey League.

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