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04/03/2010 1:34 PM

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Chicago, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman announced on Saturday that the National Hockey League club has signed forward Brandon Bollig to a two-year entry-level contract, which begins at the start of the 2010-11 season.

The native of St. Charles, Missouri is currently skating for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League under an amateur try-out agreement.

Bollig, 23, ranked fourth on St. Lawrence University (ECAC) with 25 points and tied for fourth with 18 assists while appearing in all 42 games during his sophomore campaign.  He led the squad with 83 penalty minutes and finished sixth with seven goals.

Bollig has appeared in 78 of St. Lawrence’s 80 games over the past two seasons, collecting 38 points (13g-25a) and 134 penalty minutes. He was named the co-winner of the team’s Rookie of the Year Award after his freshman year in 2008-09.

Prior to St. Lawrence, Bollig racked up 73 points (37g-36a) and 593 penalty minutes in 173 regular season games spanning three seasons with the United States Hockey League’s Lincoln Stars (2005-08).

Playoff Tickets: Tickets for the first two possible home Calder Cup Playoff games for the Rockford IceHogs are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the MetroCentre Box Office, or by calling (815) 968-5222.