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BLACKHAWKS REASSIGN BICKELL TO ROCKFORD

11/23/2009 11:46 AM - Rockford, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks have reassigned left wing Bryan Bickell to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Bickell, 23, notched the game-winning goal on Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks, his first NHL marker since the 2007-08 season.  He is also +3 in four games with the Blackhawks this season.  Overall, the Orono, Ontario, native has notched three goals in 13 career regular-season games with the Blackhawks over parts of three seasons (2006-07; 2007-08 and 2009-10).

Bickell has collected seven points (4g-3a) and 26 penalty minutes in 16 tilts with the IceHogs this season.  He was the 41st overall (round 2) selection in the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.  Bickell has appeared in 179 career AHL regular season contests with the Norfolk Admirals (2006-07) and IceHogs (2007-09) since turning pro in 2006, registering 39 goals, 46 assists, 85 points and 204 penalty minutes.

Next Home Game: Wednesday, Nov. 25 vs. Manitoba Moose. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. It’s student rush night courtesy of WXRX, and high school and college students with a valid student ID can purchase the best available seat for just $10 after 6 p.m. It’s also a Golden Goal game, and one lucky fan will win $10,000 if the IceHogs score a goal with 9:10 left on the clock in the third period. Plus it’s a Guarantee Win Night! If the IceHogs lose, everyone in attendance getsa free ticket to the game on Wednesday, Dec. 2 vs. Chicago Wolves.