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Blackhawks Re-Sign Ladd

06/23/2008 3:25 PM

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the team has re-signed forward Andrew Ladd (6-2, 201) to a two-year contract.

Ladd, 22, came to the Blackhawks via the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Tuomo Ruutu on Feb. 26, 2008. In 2007-08, he played in a total of 63 games with the Hurricanes and Blackhawks and totaled 14 goals with 16 assists for 30 points and 35 penalty minutes. In his three NHL seasons, Ladd has appeared in 157 games with Carolina and Chicago and has netted 62 points off 31 goals and 31 assists. He also has played in 17 NHL Playoff games, all with the Hurricanes in 2005-06 during their run to the Stanley Cup championship, yielding two goals and three assists. In the 2004 NHL Entry Draft he was Carolina’s top choice (fourth overall).