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Photo by Jim Orlando
03/28/2011 9:50 AM

Article By: Mike Peck

Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced on Monday that rookie forward Chris DiDomenico has been reassigned by the Blackhawks to the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye from the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

DiDomenico, 21, appeared in Rockford’s 3-2 win over the Chicago Wolves on Sunday and chipped in two shots on goal. Overall, he has played in 20 games with Rockford during his first professional season and has an assist with six penalty minutes. The Woodbridge, Ont. native was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in round six (#164 overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

With Toledo, DiDomenico has 9g-16a-25pts and 31 PIM in 37 games played.

The winger was acquired by the Blackhawks on June 30, 2010 along with Victor Stalberg and Philippe Paradis from the Maple Leafs in exchange for Kris Versteeg and Bill Sweat.

Next Home Game: Friday, April 8 vs. Lake Erie Monsters: The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Rockford returns home after a five-game, 12-day road swing to take on the Lake Erie Monsters for the sixth and final time this season. The IceHogs will be celebrating Hammy’s birthday with several area mascots as the team opens the final weekend of the 2010-11 season.