The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Ben Smith from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Smith, 22, has recorded four points (G, 3A) in eight tilts with Rockford this year in his first full professional season, including netting the IceHogs’ only shorthanded goal of the campaign. The Avon, Connecticut, native was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 Frozen Four while helping Boston College to the 2010 NCAA Championship and serving as an alternate captain in his senior season with the Eagles.
The Blackhawks will host the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on Friday, October 29 at 7:30 P.M. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and heard on Chicago’s WGN Radio.