Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Brandon Pirri from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Additionally, the team has assigned forward Jimmy Hayes to Rockford.
Pirri, 22, has tallied three assists in three games with the IceHogs this season. He leads the team in assists, shares second in points, and is second in shots on goal (10). The Toronto, Ontario, native has tallied two assists in seven career National Hockey League regular-season games with the Blackhawks. He has also appeared in two Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Pirri was selected by the Blackhawks in the second round, 59th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Pirri led the AHL in points a season ago, with 75 points (22g-53a) and was named one of Rockford's 2012-13 co-MVPs.
Hayes, 23, has appeared in two games with Chicago this season. The Dorchester, Mass. native ranked fourth on the IceHogs last season with 25 goals, to go along with 20 assists in 67 contests for Rockford.
Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 19 vs. Grand Rapids. Game time is 7 p.m. Rockford opens the home portion of their regular season schedule against the Griffins. The first 5,000 fans to the game will receive an IceHogs calendar courtesy of Stateline Staffing Services. For tickets, call (815) 968-5222, online through IceHogs.com or in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or at any Ticketmaster outlet.