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Blackhawks Sign Adam Burish

Tuesday, 05.16.2006 / 1:50 PM CT / News
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Blackhawks Sign Adam Burish
Captain of NCAA Champion Wisconsin Badgers Inks Deal with Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have signed forward Adam Burish to a two-year contract.

Burish, 23, was selected by the Blackhawks in the 9th round, 282nd overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. A natural leader, the 6-1, 189 pound center served as captain of the Badgers for two seasons. In his senior season in 2005-06, Burish's Badgers captured the NCAA National Championship. He notched five points (1 goal and 4 assists) in four playoffs games while also tallying an assist and a plus-1 rating in the National Championship Game against Boston College. For the season, Burish ranked third on the team in scoring with 33 points (9-24) in 42 games and third on the team with a impressive plus-21 rating.

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Burish spent four seasons (2002-03 to 2005-06) at the University of Wisconsin. In his four-year career at UW, he appeared in 145 games recording 28 goals and 50 assists for 78 points and 213 penalty minutes.