Blackhawks To Introduce Samuel Pahlsson On Sunday

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03/06/2009 5:00 PM - From chicagoblackhawks.com: (link)

The Chicago Blackhawks will introduce newly acquired center Samuel Pahlsson to the media prior to Sunday’s 2:00 P.M. game against the Colorado Avalanche. Pahlsson and General Manager Dale Tallon will be available at the United Center in the Visiting NBA Locker Room at approximately 1:00 P.M.

The Blackhawks acquired Pahlsson (PAWL-suhn), defenseman Logan Stephenson (STEE-vehn-suhn) and a conditional draft pick in exchange for defenseman James Wisniewski and center Petri Kontiola (PEH-tree KAWN-tee-oh-la) on Wednesday before the National Hockey League’s trade deadline.

Pahlsson, 31, has recorded 10 assists, 15 points and 32 penalty minutes in 52 games with the Anaheim Ducks this season. He led Ducks’ centers with a 54.0 faceoff winning percentage and ranked third among team forwards with an average time on ice of 18:30 per game.

The Ange, Sweden, native is currently in his ninth NHL campaign, collecting 143 points (52G, 91A) and 258 penalty minutes in 544 regular-season games with the Boston Bruins (2000-01) and Anaheim (2000-09). Pahlsson was a member of Anaheim’s 2007 Stanley Cup Championship squad, posting 12 points (3G, 9A) and 20 penalty minutes in 21 contests during their playoff run.

The Colorado Avalanche’s 10th pick, 176th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Pahlsson has appeared in 64 Stanley Cup Playoff tilts, racking up 23 points (7G, 16A), while helping Anaheim reach the Finals twice (2003 and 2007).  Pahlsson captured a Gold Medal as a member of Team Sweden at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.


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