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Blackhawks agree to terms with Mashinter and Rozsival

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Brandon Mashinter and defenseman Michal Rozsival on one-year contracts.


Mashinter, 27, recently completed his first season with the Blackhawks, scoring four goals and adding one assist in 41 games. He netted his first career NHL goal on Dec. 13, 2015, vs. VAN and made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with the Blackhawks in 2016, appearing in two games.

The native of Bradford, Ontario, began the 2015-16 season with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League where he scored four goals and added three assists in 12 games. Named team captain of the IceHogs at the beginning of the season, he also played with the Rockford during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Mashinter played parts of three seasons in the NHL with San Jose (2010-11) and the New York Rangers (2012-14). In 64 career NHL games, he has four goals and one assist. He was originally acquired by the Blackhawks on Dec. 6, 2013, from the New York Rangers in exchange for Kyle Beach.


Rozsival, 37, recently completed his 15th NHL season and his fourth with the Blackhawks. Last season, Rozsival scored one goal and added 12 assists in 51 games played. During his four-year tenure with Chicago, he has totaled 46 points (3G, 43A). A member of the 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup Championship teams, the defenseman has played in 54 Stanley Cup Playoffs games with Chicago, scoring one goal and notching 10 assists.

During his NHL career, Rozsival has scored 306 points (67G, 239A) in 941 games. He ranks ninth among active NHL defensemen in games played. Rozsival has played in 106 career Stanley Cup Playoffs games, tallying 25 points (5G, 20A). Prior to his time with Chicago, he played with Arizona (2010-2012), the New York Rangers (2005-2011) and Pittsburgh (1999-2003). He was originally selected by the Penguins in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 1996 NHL Draft.

The native of Vlasim, Czech Republic, has represented his native country in a number of international tournaments including the 2014 Winter Olympics and the World Championships in 2008 and 2010. His team at the 2010 World Championships won the gold medal.

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