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Blackhawks Recall Bickell, Dowell

03/02/2008 10:16 AM

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General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have recalled forwards Bryan Bickell and Jacob Dowell from Rockford of the AHL.

Bickell has appeared in 58 games for Rockford scoring 16 goals to go along with 15 assists for 31 points with 50 penalty minutes.

Bickell, 21, stands at 6.04 and weighs in at 226 pounds. He was the Blackhawks’ 2nd round pick (41st overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Bickell made his NHL debut last season when he appeared in 3 games for the Blackhawks and scored 2 goals. In fact, he scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game which was on April 5, 2007 against the Detroit Red Wings.

Dowell has appeared in 32 games for Rockford scoring 5 goals to go along with 6 assists for 11 points with 43 penalty minutes.

This will be Dowell’s second recall of the season by the Blackhawks. He has played in 18 games for the Blackhawks this season scoring 2 goals and 3 points with 6 penalty minutes. Dowell played in his first career NHL game at Calgary on November 22nd and scored his first NHL goal, a shorthanded tally, in a 2-1 win.

Dowell, 23,* was the Blackhawks’ 5th round pick (140th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.