The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have acquired center Tim Brent (6-0, 197) from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Danny Richmond (6-0, 194).
Brent, 24, has recorded one goal and six penalty minutes in 16 career National Hockey League games, which includes one appearance with the Penguins last season. The Cambridge, Ontario, native also skated in 15 contests with the Anaheim Ducks during the 2006-07 campaign. Brent notched professional career highs in goals (18), assists (43), points (61) and penalty minutes (79) in 74 regular-season matchups with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season.
Brent shared the AHL lead with 12 goals and tied for third overall with 27 points in 23 postseason games last year to help Wilkes-Barre/Scranton reach the Calder Cup Finals. Overall, he has tallied 133 points (54 goals, 79 assists) and 193 penalty minutes in 205 career AHL contests during his four-year professional career.
Richmond, 24, dished out two assists and accrued 68 penalty minutes in 39 contests with the Blackhawks over the last three seasons.