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Tom Preissing

Tom Preissing  #20

Defenseman
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: December 3, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Arlington Heights, IL, United States
WEIGHT: 197
Shoots: Right
USHL First All-Star Team (1999) USHL Defenseman of the Year (1999) WCHA First All-Star Team (2003) NCAA West First All-American Team (2003) Signed as a free agent by San Jose, April 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Krefeld (Germany), November 15, 2004. Traded to Chicago by San Jose with Josh Hennessy for Mark Bell, July 9, 2006. Traded to Ottawa by Chicago with Josh Hennessy, Michal Barinka and Chicago's 2nd round choice (Patrick Wiercioch) in 2008 Entry Draft for Martin Havlat and Bryan Smolinski, July 10, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 2, 2007. Traded to Colorado by Los Angeles with Kyle Quincey and Los Angeles' 5th round choice (Luke Walker) in 2010 Entry Draft for Ryan Smyth, July 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), September 16, 2010. Loaned to Astana (KHL) by Oulu (Finland). September 17, 2010. Missed remainder of 2010-11 due to knee injury vs. Novokuznetsk (KHL), September 19, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss), July 11, 2011.
Quote of the Day

That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.

— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason