The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Philippe Paradis (PAIR-uh-dee) to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Paradis, 20, will be making his second appearance in the AHL, but first with Rockford. The Normandin, Quebec native skated in four games with the Toronto Marlies last season, registering four assists.
In 59 games with the Prince Edward Island Rocket (QMJHL), Paradis totaled 23g-20a-45pts. Overall, Paradis played in 233 career games in the QMJHL over four seasons and accumulated 77g-93a-170pts. The winger spent his first three seasons in the QMJHL with the Shawinigan Cataractes.
Originally drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round (#27 overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Paradis was acquired by Chicago from the Toronto Marlies last summer along with Victor Stalberg and Chris DiDomenico in exchange for Kris Versteeg and Bill Sweet.
Next Home Game: Friday, April 8 vs. Lake Erie Monsters: Game starts at 7:05 p.m. Rockford returns home and welcomes the Lake Erie Monsters to the MetroCentre for the final time in 2010-11. The IceHogs will be celebrating Hammy’s birthday with several area mascots as the team opens the final weekend of the 2010-11 season.