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09/27/2011 11:24 AM - Rockford, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Brett McLean to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

McLean spent the past two seasons with Bern in the Swiss-A league, compiling 60 points (23g-37a) over 84 contests. The Comox, British Columbia native appeared in 78 tilts with the Blackhawks during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, recording 11g-20a.

A ninth round pick (#242 overall) by the Dallas Stars in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, McLean has skated in 385 career NHL games over six seasons, notching 162 points (56g-106a), with Chicago, Colorado and Florida. McLean has also tallied 150 points in 231 career AHL games with the Houston Aeros, Norfolk Admirals and Saint John Flames.

McLean increases Rockford’s training camp roster to 35 players, including 21 forwards, 11 defensemen and three goalies.

Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Grand Rapids. The IceHogs open the 2011-12 season against the Grand Rapids Griffins at 7:05 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Every fan in attendance will get an IceHogs 2011-12 magnet schedule. For tickets call (815) 968-5222 or visit