Chicago Blackhawks Sign Bryan Bickell To Three Year Deal

July 23rd, 2010 by Michael Wagner Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks continued to make news as they signed restricted free agent forward Bryan Bickell to a three year deal worth and estimated $1.625 million, a cap hit of about $542,000.

Bickell spent the majority of the 2009-2010 season in the AHL with the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate Rockford Ice Hogs, where he appeared in 65 games and recorded 16 goals and 15 assists.

However Bickell did spend some time with the Blackhawks last season, recording three goals and an assist in 16 games.

In those 16 games with the Blackhawks, Bickell spent some time on the top line with the likes of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, seeing success with them and provided them with a big body to drive the net.

Although Bickell only has six career points in 23 NHL games, he provides the 'Hawks with added size that they desperately need, and could potentially replace the point production of Dustin Byfuglien, although that might be a bit of a stretch.

With Bickell showing he has the ability to play at the NHL level, it is not to far fetched to think he is almost guaranteed a slot somewhere on the 'Hawks roster, likely on the 'Hawks third or f ...

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