MORIN TO CHICAGO, GILBERT TO ROCKFORD

By: Chicago Blackhawks
Photo ByTodd Reicher

Chicago, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Jeremy Morin from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and forward Teuvo Teravainen (TAY-voh tair-uh-VIGH-nehn) from Jokerit of SM-liiga in Finland.

Additionally, center David Gilbert has been reassigned by the Blackhawks from the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye to Rockford.

Morin, 22, ranks second on the IceHogs with 47 points (24g, 23a) in 47 games this season. He leads the team and shares seventh in the AHL in goals. Morin has also appeared in 15 games with the Blackhawks, earning five points (1g, 4a) in those games.

The Auburn, N.Y., native has 10 points (4g, 6a) in 30 career NHL games with Chicago and 157 points (80g, 77a) in 205 career AHL games with Rockford.

Teravainen, the team’s first-round selection (18th overall) in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft, led Jokerit with 44 points (9g, 35a) in 49 games this season. He ranked seventh in SM-liiga in points and was second in assists, while leading his club in assists and ranked seventh in goals. Teravainen tallied a season-best three points on four occasions (Oct. 18, Jan. 10, Jan. 17 and Jan. 25).

The Helsinki, Finland, native also represented his native country in the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships, leading all tournament scorers with 15 points (2g, 13a) in seven games, while helping Finland to a gold medal. Teravainen also led the tournament with 13 assists and a plus-11 rating, and was named to the World Junior Championship All-Star Team.

Teravainen, 19, has recorded 93 points (33g, 60a) in 133 career games with Jokerit from 2011 to 2014. He was named the SM-liiga Rookie of the Year following the 2011-12 campaign, posting 18 points (11g, 7a) in 40 games that season. He has represented Finland in two Under-20 World Junior Championships (2013, 2014) and two Under-18 World Junior Championships (2011, 2012).

Gilbert has appeared in 44 games with the Walleye this season and leads the club with 35 points and is tied for the team lead with 17 goals. The center has skated in 44 career games with the IceHogs, totaling 4g-8a-12pts.

The Blackhawks have also placed forward Patrick Kane on long-term injury (LTI). Kane, 25, has 69 points (29g, 40a) in 69 games this season.

Next Home Game: Saturday, March 22 vs. Chicago Wolves. Puck drop is 7 p.m. It is country night with the IceHogs and the first 1,500 fans through the gate will receive a cowboy hat courtesy of Frito Lay. Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys will be performing live at the game. The game on Saturday is sold out.




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