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Blackhawks Sign Center Robert Lang

by Chicago Blackhawks Press Release / Chicago Blackhawks
General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have signed free agent center Robert Lang to a 2-year contract.

“Robert gives us another offensive weapon at the center position,” said Tallon. “He is a right hand shot who will be able to help us on our power play. He has played with Martin Havlat in international competition and they have a very good chemistry together. He definitely gives us more strength up the middle.”

Lang, 36, stands at 6.03 and weighs in at 216 pounds. Last season with the Red Wings, Lang appeared in 81 games scoring 19 goals to go along with 33 assists for 52 points. He also appeared in 19 playoff games for Detroit scoring two goals and eight points.

He was originally the 6th round choice of the Los Angeles Kings in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Aside from the Kings, he has played for Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington and Detroit. He has participated in four Winter Olympic Games for the Czech Republic; 1992, 1998, 2002 and 2006.

In his NHL career, Lang has appeared in 799 regular season games scoring 213 goals to go along with 368 assists for 581 points. In playoff competition, Lang has appeared in 87 games scoring 18 goals while adding 27 assists for 45 points.

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