The Chicago Blackhawks have reassigned left wing Pascal Pelletier (pas-KAL PEHL-tyay) to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Pelletier has appeared in one game with the Blackhawks this season, recording one shot in 9:02 of ice time in the team’s 2-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 10, 2008. The 25-year-old forward, who was acquired by the Blackhawks from the Boston Bruins in exchange for center Martin St. Pierre on July 24, 2008, leads Rockford with 22 goals and ranks second with 41 points in 46 AHL contests this season.
The Labrador City, Newfoundland, native made his National Hockey League debut last season with the Bruins and was held scoreless in six games. He spent the majority of last year in the AHL where he led the Providence Bruins with a career-high 37 goals and a career-best 75 points in 73 regular-season contests. He also dished out a career-most 38 assists before leading Providence with 12 points in 10 playoff tilts.
A fifth-year pro, Pelletier appeared in 252 career AHL regular-season matchups with Providence and Rockford, registering 93 goals, 118 assists and 211 points.