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10/24/2011 3:38 PM

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Defenseman returns from Toledo

Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced Monday that the Chicago Blackhawks have reassigned defenseman Simon Danis-Pepin from the Toledo Walleye (ECHL) to the Rockford IceHogs.

In three games for the Walleye this season, Danis-Pepin has recorded seven PIMs. The Montreal, Quebec native appeared in 33 contests for the Walleye last season, registering three goals and nine assists.

Danis-Pepin is entering his third season with the IceHogs after appearing in 23 contests and recording a goal and three assists with the IceHogs in 2010-11. The 23-year-old made his professional and AHL debut with Rockford on Oct. 4, 2009 in a loss at Peoria and notched his first professional goal in a win over Chicago on Oct. 16, 2009.

The 6-foot-8 defenseman played his college career at the University of Maine. While there, Danis-Pepin appeared in 133 games and notched 36 points (6g-30a).
The Blackhawks selected Danis-Pepin in Round 2 (No. 61 overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Next Home Game:  Tuesday, Oct. 25 vs. Texas Stars. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The IceHogs host the Texas Stars for WIFR Sell Out Night. Fans can receive free admission to the contest by printing the voucher from and bringing it to the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or redeeming it online.