Blackhawks Sign BC's Bertram, Brennan

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04/17/2008 10:25 AM - From ChicagoBlackhawks.com: (link)

General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forward Dan Bertram and defenseman Mike Brennan. Both come to the Blackhawks after having spent four seasons at Boston College, where they captured the 2008 NCAA Championship last weekend.

“We are always looking to bring in players with character, passion, skill and a commitment to winning,” said Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon. “Dan and Mike have displayed these traits throughout their careers at BC on and off the ice. We are proud to add these outstanding young champions to the Blackhawks energetic core of players in our organization.”

Bertram, 21, 5’11”, 190 lbs. was the Blackhawks 2nd round pick, 54th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. In his four seasons at BC, Bertram appeared in 161 games recording 37 goals and 68 assists for 105 points and 140 penalty minutes.

Bertram has also represented Canada at four international tournaments capturing three gold medals; at the 2006 and 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships (Under-20) and the 2004 Under-18 Junior World Cup, and a silver medal at the 2005 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

Brennan, 22, 6’0”, 209 lbs. served as captain of the Eagles championship squad this season. In his four seasons with the Eagles, Brennan appeared in 168 games recording seven goals and 32 assists for 39 points and 274 penalty minutes. He also served as assistant captain as a junior at BC.



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