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Blackhawks assign Hayes to Rockford

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The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Jimmy Hayes to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Hayes, 22, recorded four goals, seven points and six penalty minutes in 13 games with the Blackhawks during his National Hockey League debut after being recalled from Rockford on December 29. The Dorchester, Massachusetts, native notched two multiple point games and registered his first NHL point with a goal on January 2 against Edmonton.

Hayes has recorded 13 assists and 18 points in 28 games with Rockford during his first full professional campaign. Originally selected in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, he was acquired by Chicago via trade on June 26, 2010. In three seasons at Boston College prior to signing with the Blackhawks, he posted 42 goals and 39 assists in 117 collegiate tilts, and helped lead the Eagles to the 2010 NCAA championship.

After the NHL All-Star Break, the Blackhawks will face off against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Tuesday, January 31 at 9:00 P.M. (CT). The game can be seen locally on WGN-TV and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.

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