Oct 7, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks rookie left wing Brandon Saad (43) skates in his first NHL game against the Dallas Stars during their game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Blackhawks 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
Prior to the NHL locking out its players GM’s around the league made moves to let their younger players the ability to keep playing in the AHL. Here are the players the Chicago Blackhawks moved before the deadline from the Blackhawks roster to Rockfords AHL roster. (Credit-Chicago Tribune).
The Hawks assigned forwards Kyle Beach, Brandon Bollig, Terry Broadhurst, Rob Flick, Byron Froese, David Gilbert, Jimmy Hayes, Marcus Kruger, Peter LeBlanc, Jeremy Morin, Philippe Paradis, Brandon Pirri, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw and Ben Smith, defensemen Adam Clendening, Klas Dahlbeck, Shawn Lalonde, Joe Lavin, Nick Leddy, Dylan Olsen and Ryan Stanton, and goaltenders Mac Carruth, Carter Hutton, Alec Richards and Kent Simpson to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
You may not want to live in Rockford, but it’s not a bad place to play during a lockout!