Blackhawks Re-Sign Brandon Bochenski
General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have re-signed right wing Brandon Bochenski to a 1-year deal.
Bochenski, 24, was acquired with a 2nd round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft (Simon Danis-Pepin) from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Tyler Arnason on March 9, 2006.
Bochenski (6'0", 196 lbs.) a native of Blaine, Minn., was Ottawa's 7th round pick (223rd overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Bochenski made his Blackhawk debut on March 9 vs. Colorado. He skated in 20 games for the Blackhawks collecting four points (two goals, two assists). After the regular season, Bochenski appeared in three playoff games for the Norfolk Admirals, Chicago's AHL affiliate, tallying two points (one goal, one assist).
Bochenski began the 2005-06 season with the Senators appearing in 20 games and scoring six goals - two on the power play - while adding seven assists for 13 points with 14 penalty minutes and a plus-7 rating.
Before coming to Chicago, the winger also appeared in 33 games for Binghamton Senators, Ottawa's AHL affiliate, recording 22 goals - including 15 power play tallies - and 24 assists for 46 points.
In 2004-05, his first as a pro, Bochenski played for Binghamton and recorded 70 points in 75 games. He was also selected to the AHL All-Rookie Team and the AHL's Planet USA All-Star Team.
Bochenski played three years of collegiate hockey at University of North Dakota (2001-2004). He led North Dakota in scoring in 2002-03 and in 2003-04 with 62 and 60 points respectively. He was also a NCAA First Team All-American in 2004.