Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon announced this afternoon that forwards Kris Versteeg and Jacob Dowell have been recalled from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. Forward David Bolland has been re-assigned to Rockford.
Versteeg has played in 16 games for Rockford this season scoring two goals to go along with nine assists for 11 points with 17 penalty minutes and a +2 rating.
The 5.10, 180 pound forward was acquired last season from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Brandon Bochenski. Versteeg appeared in two pre-season games for the Blackhawks and did not score. He has never played in an NHL game.
Dowell has appeared in 17 games for Rockford scoring five goals to go along with nine assists for 14 points with 24 penalty minutes and a +1 rating. He also has scored one shorthanded goal. He has never played in an NHL game.
Dowell, 22, was the Blackhawks’ 5th round pick (140th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft out of the University of Wisconsin. Dowell and current Blackhawks forward Adam Burish were teammates on the 2005-06 NCAA Champion Wisconsin Badgers.
Dave Bolland was recalled by the Blackhawks from Rockford on October 26th. In 10 games for the Blackhawks, Bolland had three assists and six penalty minutes. He recorded his first NHL point with an assist at Dallas on October 31st.
Bolland was the Blackhawks’ 2nd round draft choice (32nd overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He began the season at Rockford where he played in seven games scoring four goals and five points with 10 penalty minutes.