Andrei Zyuzin, 29, played in 49 games for the Calgary Flames last season scoring one goal and adding five assists for six points with 30 penalty minutes.
Zyuzin, 6.01 and 208 pounds, was originally the first round pick of the San Jose Sharks (2nd overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He has also played in Tampa Bay, New Jersey, and Minnesota.
In his NHL career, Zyuzin has appeared in 464 games scoring 36 goals while adding 79 assists for 115 points with 408 penalty minutes. He has also played in 29 career playoff games scoring two goals and three points with 30 penalty minutes.
Steve Mar 23, stands at 6.02 and weighs 213 pounds. Last season, played in 34 games for Omaha in the AHL scoring one goal and three assists for four points with 18 penalty minutes. He played four years of junior hockey for Medicine Hat in the Western Hockey League before signing as a free agent with Calgary in August of 2005.
Adrian Aucoin was signed by the Blackhawks as a free agent on August 2, 2005. He has played two seasons in Chicago appearing in 92 games and scoring 5 goals to go along with 17 assists for 22 points with 88 penalty minutes.
In his first season with the Blackhawks, 2005-06, Aucoin appeared in just 33 games. His season was shortened by a groin injury which sidelined him for 18 games and a dislocated shoulder which required surgery and sidelined him for 31 games. Last season, injuries kept him out of the lineup for 21 games.
In his NHL career, Aucoin has appeared in 694 games scoring 88 goals while adding 179 assists for 267 points and 544 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 27 career playoff games scoring four goals while adding seven assists for 11 points with 16 penalty minutes.In conjunction with the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks announced their 2010-11 regular-season schedule on Tuesday. The organization’s 83rd regular-season and 2010 Stanley Cup Championship defense begins when the club faces off against the in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 7.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The American Hockey League announced today that Norfolk Admirals right wing Brandon Bochenski has been named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending November 26, 2006.
Bochenski scored seven goals, including two game-winners, and had eight points in four games on the week for the Admirals.
Bochenski began the week on Tuesday night by registering two points and scoring the decisive goal in Norfolk's 3-2 overtime victory over Manchester, extending the Admirals' home winning streak to 10 games.
He recorded goals in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Monarchs and Friday's 4-2 loss at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, then set a franchise record by scoring four times in a 7-5 win versus Philadelphia on Saturday.
In recognition of his achievement, Bochenski will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Admirals home game.
A 24-year-old native of Blaine, Minn., Bochenski is tied for second in the AHL with 18 goals, including a league-leading 11 power-play markers, and is tied for third with 32 points on the season. He is currently on a seven-game scoring streak (8g, 8a), and has points in 17 of his 19 games played in 2006-07.
The third-year pro, an AHL All-Rookie Team selection in 2004-05, has totaled 74 goals and 74 assists for 148 points in 127 career AHL games. Bochenski has also appeared in 41 career NHL games, including one this season with Chicago, totaling eight goals and nine assists for 17 points.
Other nominees for CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week include Albany C Keith Aucoin, Chicago LW Brett Sterling, Grand Rapids C Kip Miller, Hamilton RW Duncan Milroy, Hartford RW Ryan Callahan, Houston RW Matt Foy, Iowa F Marty Sertich, Manchester G Jason LaBarbera, Milwaukee D Sheldon Brookbank, Peoria C Trent Whitfield, Philadelphia C Ryan Potulny, Providence RW Kris Versteeg, Rochester LW Clarke MacArthur, Syracuse LW Mark Hartigan, Toronto C Kris Newbury, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton C Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Worcester C Tom Cavanaugh.
CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa worked well together all season as the top-line combination for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Through four games of a Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Minnesota Wild, however, all they've produced is one goal and one assist -- each credited to Hossa and coming without assistance from Toews or Saad.
The Wild, who trail 3-1 in the best-of-7 series heading into Game 5 on Thursday at United Center (9:30 p.m. ET, CBC, RDS2, NBCSN), are getting good results by playing their top defense pairing against the Blackhawks' top line.
Ryan Suter and rookie Jonas Brodin have helped limit scoring chances for Toews' line, along with stellar defensive efforts by the forwards the Wild have had on the ice with that top defense pair.
Toews, however, said it's no time for his line to start squeezing their sticks.
"It's easy to get frustrated in situations like this, but you don’t ever want to say that word because it kind of gives the other team props for what they're doing," Toews said. "I think at this point we all understand we're working hard for quality scoring chances and they're working very hard to limit those chances. So when we get our chances we have to find a way to capitalize on ."
The way Toews sees it, all it might take is one goal to break open the floodgates.
"I think we know that once one goes in, we'll get that confidence that they all can go in again," Toews said. "Maybe the rest of the game flows a little bit more for us, where we're just making plays and keeping the puck alive in the offensive zone … where [now] sometimes we're fighting it a little bit and we're trying maybe a little bit too hard. [It's] no time to get frustrated. We'll stay with it and keep working. There's a lot of skill and eventually it's going to go in for us."
The Chicago Blackhawks are pleased to announce that color analyst Troy Murray will be returning to the booth for the 2006-07 hockey season as the color analyst for Blackhawks radio.
"We're excited to have Troy back with us on our radio broadcast for this season," said Blackhawks Executive Director of Communications and Broadcasting Jim De Maria. "We feel that his insight into the game and his knowledge of our players will add a great deal to the broadcast."
"I'm excited to be back as part of the Chicago Blackhawks radio broadcast team for next season," said Murray. "I'm looking forward to working with the group of young players that I've seen over the last couple of years as they continue to grow and develop."
For Murray, this will be his second full season and third overall as color analyst. Murray joined the Blackhawks broadcast team back on November 14, 2003 replacing Dale Tallon who moved into the Blackhawks front office to assume the role as Assistant General Manager. Murray came into the booth after serving for five seasons as studio analyst for television broadcasts of Blackhawk games on Fox SportsNet.
Murray was originally the Blackhawks' 3rd round pick in the 1980 NHL Entry draft. He played for the Blackhawks from 1981-91 and again from 1992-94. His best season in the NHL was in 1985-86 when he scored a career-high 45 goals, 54 assists, and 99 points and was voted the winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward, the first Blackhawk to ever win that award.
Murray had five 20+ goals seasons in his 15-year NHL career and posted 584 points (230 goals and 354 assists) in 915 career games. Aside from the , Murray played for the Winnipeg jets, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Colorado Avalanche. He was a member of the 1995-96 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Championship Team.
Prior to joining the new radio home of the Blackhawks, Sirott, a native of Arlington Heights and graduate of Buffalo Grove High School, called National Hockey League games nationally for HDNet for the last two years. In his current position, he will supplement the live game coverage of John Wiedeman and Troy Murray.
"The Blackhawks are proud to welcome one of the premier hockey experts in the NHL," said Blackhawks Senior Vice President of Business Operations Jay Blunk. "Judd will be helping to build the Blackhawks brand on the most powerful sports station in the country. We look forward to his contribution during our broadcast."
Previously, Sirott, 39, was the voice of the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves from the team’s inception in 1994 to 2006, which includes serving as the team’s lead announcer for all television broadcasts.
"We are delighted to welcome Judd back to WGN Radio," said News Talk720 WGN Sports Director Dave Eanet. "His National Hockey League experience and expertise, along with a lifetime of following the Blackhawks, make him the ideal choice to join John and Troy on our broadcasts of Blackhawks hockey."
Sirott began his Chicago radio career as an intern and producer at WGN. He also served as a weekend host, field reporter and executive producer for WSCR 670 "The Score" in Chicago and called five years of CCHA hockey, which includes four years at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, from 1987 to 1991.The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that the second annual Blackhawks Convention at the Chicago Hilton and Towers (720 S. Michigan Ave.) from July 17 to 19 is sold out.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the organization will partner with Blackhawks Charities and Blackhawks TV analyst Eddie Olczyk on the creation of the ‘Eddie Olczyk Award’, to support young hockey players and teams in Illinois that may not have the means to play at a competitive level.
The Eddie Olczyk Award will issue grants to individuals and families in need of assistance for participation in an Illinois sanctioned team or organization, sanctioned teams in need of assistance for tournament expenses and AHAI (Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois) organizations in need of assistance to run programs which increase the participation in, and quality of, youth hockey. In order to be considered for the inaugural grant process, letters of inquiry must be received by Nov. 22, 2011. Complete information can be found on chicagoblackhawks.com.
A native of Palos Heights, Illinois, Olczyk is now in his sixth season as the television analyst for Blackhawks hockey on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN Channel 9. He also serves as the Head Instructor at the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Camps and is dedicated to the development and growth of youth hockey in Illinois.
A veteran of 16 National Hockey League seasons, Olczyk began his career as an 18-year old with his hometown Blackhawks in 1984-85 after being chosen with the third overall selection of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Olczyk recorded 77 goals and 209 points in 322 regular-season tilts over five seasons with Chicago (1984-87, 1998-00) and tallied 13 points (7G, 6A) in 21 Stanley Cup Playoff tilts with the Blackhawks.
Over the course of 1,031 regular-season games he scored 342 goals and recorded 794 points with Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Winnipeg, the New York Rangers and Los Angeles, winning a Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994, and was also a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic team. Olczyk also serves as the lead television analyst for NHL national broadcasts on NBC and Versus.