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03/02/2010 6:06 PM - Chicago, Ill-The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Nick Boynton from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations and have assigned him to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Boynton, 31, has recorded seven points (G,6A), 59 penalty minutes, and a +1 plus/minus rating in 42 games with Anaheim this season, to go along with four assists and four penalty minutes in nine contests with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose.

The Boston Bruins’ first choice, 21st overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Boynton has registered 33 goals and 102 assists in 547 National Hockey League games with Boston (1999-2006), Phoenix (2006-08), Florida (2008-09) and Anaheim (2009-10) over a 10-year career. He notched six points (G,5A) in 18 Stanley Cup Playoff contests over three postseason appearances with the Bruins. The Nobleton, Ontario native was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team following the 2001-02 campaign, and represented Boston as an Eastern Conference All-Star during the 2003-04 season.

Next Home Game: Wednesday, March 3 vs. Lake Erie Monsters. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m.  IceHogs game-worn jerseys of Danny Bois, Akim Aliu, Jonathan Carlsson, Bryan Bickell and Joe Fallon will be given away during the game. It’s also a Golden Goal game, where fans will have a chance to win $10,000 if the IceHogs score with 9:10 left on the clock in the third period.  High School and college students will also be able to get the best available ticket after 6 p.m. for just $10 as a part of WXRX’s Student Rush program.  Call (815) 847-6399 and ask about the 4 for $44 family pack which includes four tickets, soft drinks, hot dogs and popcorn.