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BLACKHAWKS SIGN FORMER ICEHOGS FORWARD SEGAL

Article By: Nate Haeni

09/01/2011 12:17 PM - Segal skated for the IceHogs during the 2004-05 campaign

Rockford, Ill.-
The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Thursday that the club has agreed to terms with right wing Brandon Segal (SEE-guhl) on a one-year contract.

Segal, 28, skated with the Rockford IceHogs during the 2004-05 season when Rockford was a member of the United Hockey League. The winger tallied nine points (5g-4a) in 10 regular season contests for the Hogs and added 11 goals and five assists in 11 playoff games. Segal’s 11 lamp lighters are the most for any IceHogs skater in a postseason.

With the Dallas Stars last season, Segal registered five goals, 10 points and 41 penalty minutes in 46 regular-season games. He also appeared in 30 contests with the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars, notching 17 points (7g-10a) and 38 penalty minutes during his eighth professional season. The Richmond, British Columbia native has collected 22 points (11G, 11A) and 79 penalty minutes in 92 career regular-season National Hockey League tilts over parts of four campaigns with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2008-09), Los Angeles Kings (2009-10) and Stars (2009-11).

Segal has also racked up 107 goals, 208 points and 547 penalty minutes in 455 career regular-season AHL matchups spanning eight seasons. He tallied professional career highs with 26 goals, 26 assists and 52 points in 69 games with the Norfolk Admirals in 2008-09. The Nashville Predators second choice, 102nd overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Segal helped the Milwaukee Admirals capture the 2004 Calder Cup and reach the AHL Finals in 2006.

Tickets On Sale Sept. 8: Individual game IceHogs tickets go on-sale on Thursday, Sept. 8. Tickets can be purchased on the Web at www.icehogs.com beginning at 9 a.m. and at noon at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or by calling (815) 968-5600.