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POSTED ON Monday, 04.07.2014 / 11:49 AM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Greg Hamil/Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: D Adam Clendening, Rockford (AHL)
The Line: 2GP, 2G

Clendening extended his point streak to three games with two goals in Rockford’s weekend set at Abbotsford last week. Clendening netted his 11th of the season in Friday’s 6-3 loss, then scored again on Saturday in a 5-3 loss. Clendening continues to lead the IceHogs with 44 assists and 56 points in his second AHL campaign.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.31.2014 / 4:11 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(John Quackenbos/Boston College)

1st Star: C/RW Kevin Hayes, Boston College (H-EAST)
The Line: 2GP, 3G, 4A, +7 plus/minus rating

Hayes helped key Boston College’s dominant run through the Northeast regional bracket last weekend, tallying three goals and four assists as the Eagles outscored their opponents 10-5. Chicago’s 2010 first-round pick scored twice and added two helpers in a 6-2 win over Denver on Saturday, then posted a team-high three points (1G, 2A) the next night in a 4-3 win over Hockey East rival UMass-Lowell. BC will face ECAC champion Union in the Frozen Four semifinal on April 10 in Philadelphia.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.24.2014 / 2:55 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Photo courtesy Miami University Athletics)

1st Star: C Anthony Louis, Miami University of Ohio (NCHC)
The Line: 2GP, 3G

In an underdog surprise, the eight-seeded Miami RedHawks eliminated North Dakota with a 3-0 win to reach the first-ever NCHC title game, then put up a good fight against Denver before losing 4-3 in the tournament final. Louis tallied in Friday’s 3-0 blanking over UND, then netted two more goals the next night in a losing effort. The Winfield, Ill., native ended his freshman campaign with 25 points (12G, 13A) in 36 games, ranking fifth on the team.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.17.2014 / 3:02 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(John Mersits/University of Notre Dame)

1st Star: D Stephen Johns, Notre Dame (H-EAST)
The Line: 3GP, 3G, 1A

Johns’ offensive explosion paced Notre Dame’s upset of top-seeded Boston College in the quarterfinals of the Hockey East tournament, as the Irish emerged victorious from the three-game set in Boston last weekend. The 2010 second-round pick posted a season high with two goals and an assist in a 7-2 win in Game 1 on Friday, then opened the scoring for Notre Dame in Sunday’s 4-2 victory that clinched a spot in the tournament final.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.10.2014 / 2:24 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

1st Star: C/RW Ryan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL)
The Line: 3GP, 2G, 1A

The Whalers clinched the eighth seed in the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference after winning two of three games last week. Hartman tallied in both wins and added an assist on March 9 against Saginaw. The 2013 first-round draft pick paces the team with 26 assists and shares the team lead with 51 points, despite playing just 50 games this season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.03.2014 / 2:47 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Terry WIlson/OHL Images)

1st Star: C/RW Ryan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL)
The Line: 3GP, 1G, 4A, +3 plus/minus rating

Chicago’s 2013 first-round pick collected points in each of his three games last week to help the Whalers win two of their outings. Hartman picked up helpers on the opening goal as well as the game-winning tally in a 4-2 win over Kitchener on Tuesday. He assisted on Plymouth’s only goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to Barrie on Friday, then posted the game-winning goal and an assist the next night in a 5-0 win over Windsor. Hartman leads the Whalers with 25 assists and ranks second with 48 points in just 47 games this season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.24.2014 / 3:40 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Todd Reicher/Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: C Brandon Pirri, Rockford (AHL)
The Line: 2GP, 2G, 1A

Pirri extended his point streak to six games and goal streak to three contests with two goals and an assist for the IceHogs over the weekend. The 2009 draft pick opened the scoring in Friday’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Wolves before assisting on the game-winning goal by Garret Ross; the next night, Pirri netted the game-winner in a 4-1 win over Milwaukee. Pirri was named the MVP of the AHL All-Star Game on Feb. 13 after posting three points (2G, 1A) in the combined league roster’s 7-2 win over Sweden’s Farjestad BK.

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.10.2014 / 5:23 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Greg Hamil/Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: LW Jeremy Morin, Rockford (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 4G, 2A, +4 plus/minus, first career hat trick

Rockford stretched their victorious streak to a season-long four games with three wins last week, and Morin led the way offensively with his first career hat trick and an assist on Feb. 8 in a 8-3 rout of the Iowa Wild. He added another goal the next night in a 5-4 overtime win against Utica and now leads the team with 15 tallies in just 35 games this season. Morin’s 71 career AHL goals also constitute a franchise record, passing Preston Mizzi’s 69, set during Rockford’s UHL days.

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.03.2014 / 2:55 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

1st Star: C/RW Ryan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL)
The Line: 2GP, 3G

Hartman broke an eight-game scoreless streak last week, netting the opening goal for the Plymouth Whalers in a 3-2 loss to Kingston on Friday; the next night, Chicago’s 2013 first-round pick tallied twice in a 4-3 win over Belleville. Hartman ranks third on the club with 16 goals and 32 points in 35 games this season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 01.27.2014 / 1:19 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Matti Korpi)

1st Star: C Teuvo Teravainen, Jokerit (SM-liiga)
The Line: 2GP, 1G, 4A

Another big week from Teuvo Teravainen propelled Jokerit to two straight wins, as Chicago’s 2012 first-round pick posted five points (1G, 4A). Teravainen scored his fifth goal of the season and added an assist on Tuesday in a 5-1 win over KalPa, then collected three helpers in a 7-1 win over TPS Turku on Saturday. He continues to lead the team with 31 points (5G, 26A) in 35 games.

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