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BLACKHAWKS HAVE TWO PICKS TONIGHT IN FIRST ROUND

06/25/2010 3:17 PM - Watch the first round at Buffalo Wild Wings on East State Street

Rockford, Ill.-
The Chicago Blackhawks have made several moves this week to increase the number of draft picks in this weekend's 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft in Los Angeles.

Catch the entire first round tonight at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rockford (East State Street location) starting at 5 p.m.  The IceHogs' Fire & Ice Girls will be on hand.  You can win prizes including food from Buffalo Wild Wings and tickets to IceHogs games.  Someone will win a game-worn jersey from the 2009-10 IceHogs team.

The Blackhawks added the 24th overall and 54th overall picks with a trade to the Atlanta Thrashers involving former IceHogs player Dustin Byfuglien.  They also picked up the 161st pick from the Edmonton Oilers in a trade for former IceHogs center Colin Fraser.

The Blackhawks now have a total of 11 picks, tied for the most of any team in the NHL, including two in the first round tonight.  Chicago's picks are:

Round 1: 24th, 30th
Round 2: 43rd, 54th, 60th
Round 3: 90th
Round 4: 120th
Round 5: None
Round 6: 161st, 180th
Round 7: 191st, 210th

Antti Niemi Saves, Now So Can You:  Buy a regularly priced mezzanine endzone full season ticket for 2010-11 and get an additional one for just $31.  Some restrictions apply.  Call (815) 847-6399 to speak with an IceHogs season ticket representative.