02/29/2016 11:51 AM
Photo by Kris Gray
Goaltender to report to Rockford
Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have acquired goaltender Drew MacIntyre from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Dennis Robertson. MacIntyre will report to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
MacIntyre, 32, has posted an 11-13-1 record, 3.09 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in 28 games with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers this season. The Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, native has collected a 223-156-6 mark and 16 shutouts in 432 career AHL games across 12 seasons with Grand Rapids (2004-06), Manitoba (2006-08), Milwaukee (2008-09), Chicago (2009-11), Hamilton (2010-11), Rochester (2011-12), Toronto (2012-14) and Charlotte (2014-16). His 223 career AHL wins are eighth all-time, placing him four wins ahead of Rockford goaltender Michael Leighton. MacIntyre is just three wins shy of tying Gord Henry for seventh in league history (226 wins). MacIntyre has also registered a 42-30 record in 76 career Calder Cup Playoffs games, and was selected by Detroit in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft.
Robertson, 24, has posted five points (2G, 3A) in 37 games with the Rockford IceHogs this season. The Fort St. John, British Columbia, native has collected 22 points (5G, 17A) in 95 career AHL games across three seasons with Charlotte (2013-15) and Rockford (2015-16). Originally drafted by Toronto in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Robertson was acquired by the Blackhawks with defenseman Jake Massie and a fifth-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft from Carolina in exchange for forwards Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft on Sept. 11, 2015.
Next Home Game: Tickets for Saturday, March 5 vs. Lake Erie Monsters at 7 p.m are SOLD OUT. Tickets still remain for the game on March 6 versus the Monsters at 4 p.m. March 6 is Autism Awareness Night and after the game, the team will host a “Skate with the Hogs” event where fans will be welcome to skate on the ice with their favorite IceHogs players.