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02/17/2012 12:02 PM

Article By: Mike Peck

Chicago, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Jimmy Hayes from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. In addition, the Blackhawks have assigned forward Andrew Shaw to Rockford.

Hayes, 22, has recorded four goals, seven points and six penalty minutes in 13 games with the Blackhawks this season during his National Hockey League debut.  The Dorchester, Massachusetts, native notched two multiple point games and registered his first NHL point with a goal on January 2 against Edmonton.

Hayes has also recorded 16 assists and 23 points in 33 games with Rockford during his first full professional campaign. Originally selected in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, he was acquired by Chicago via trade on June 26, 2010. In three seasons at Boston College prior to signing with the Blackhawks, he posted 42 goals and 39 assists in 117 collegiate tilts, and helped lead the Eagles to the 2010 NCAA championship.

Shaw, 20, tallied five goals, nine points and 18 penalty minutes in 19 games with Chicago during his NHL debut after being added to the active roster on January 4. He registered his first NHL point with a goal in his first NHL game, while also adding his first fighting major, on January 5 at Philadelphia. Chicago’s fifth choice, 139th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Shaw has also tallied 12 goals and 21 points in 33 tilts with Rockford during his pro debut.

Next Home Game:
Saturday, Feb. 25 vs. Milwaukee Admirals. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. Rockford returns home to face the Admirals at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 1,500 fans to the game will receive an IceHogs Sock Monkey courtesy of BMO Harris Bank. Don’t forget to follow the IceHogs on Twitter (@goicehogs) and Facebook.