The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forward Brandon Mashinter (ma-SHIHN-tuhr) from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Kyle Beach. Mashinter will report directly to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Mashinter, 25, has appeared in six games with the New York Rangers this season and recorded 27 penalty minutes in 23 career National Hockey League games with the Rangers and San Jose Sharks. The Bradford, Ontario, native has tallied seven points (1G, 6A) and a +3 plus/minus rating in 11 games this season with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. He has registered 134 points (65G, 69A) in 282 AHL games across five seasons with Hartford, Connecticut and Worcester.
Beach, 23, has collected 76 points (41G, 35A) in 169 AHL games with the IceHogs across six seasons. He appeared in one preseason game with the Blackhawks this year, skating in 12:58 of ice time in a 5-4 shootout win on Sept. 20 at Washington.
The Blackhawks host the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 7 p.m. CT at the United Center. The game will be broadcast locally on Comcast SportsNet and can be heard on WGN Radio AM-720.
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