Chicago, Ill.-The Chicago Blackhawks have reassigned left wing Bryan Bickell and center Jake Dowell to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Bickell, who tallied a goal in Chicago’s 5-4 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, has recorded three points (2G, A) and a +3 plus/minus rating in 14 games with the Blackhawks this season. Overall, the 23-year-old forward has notched four goals and five points in 21 career regular-season games with the Blackhawks over parts of three seasons (2006-07; 2007-08 and 2009-10).
Dowell, 24, collected his first two points of the season with the Blackhawks on Sunday (G, A) and has also racked up five penalty minutes in three games. Overall, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin native has appeared in 23 regular-season games with Chicago over the last three seasons (2007-10), posting five points (3G, 2A) and 17 penalty minutes.
Bickell is tied for fourth on Rockford with 11 goals and has collected 21 points and 54 penalty minutes in 44 AHL tilts this season. Chicago’s third choice, 41st overall, in the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft, he has appeared in 207 career AHL regular-season contests with the Norfolk Admirals (2006-07) and IceHogs (2007-10) since turning pro in 2006, registering 46 goals, 53 assists, 99 points and 232 penalty minutes.
Dowell has tallied 12 assists, 18 points and 66 penalty minutes in 55 contests with Rockford this season while serving as the team captain. He has accrued 60 points (21G, 39A) and 266 penalty minutes in 188 regular-season AHL tilts with the Norfolk Admirals (2006-07) and Rockford (2007-10).
Next Home Game: Saturday, Feb. 13 vs. Milwaukee Admirals: The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. The first 2,500 fans to the MetroCentre will pick up a Mr. Potato Head courtesy of Frito Lay and Q98.5. For tickets call (815) 968-5222, on-line at www.metrocentre.com or in person at the MetroCentre Box Office or Hog Headquarters inside CherryVale Mall.