The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Ryan Stanton on a one-year contract.
Stanton was originally signed by Chicago as an undrafted free agent on March 12, 2010. During the 2011-2012 season, Stanton scored 3 goals with 14 assists and was minus-four in 76 games, while his 130 penalty minutes were second-most on the IceHogs behind forward Brandon Bollig, who recorded 161. This past season, he registered a career-high 22 assists and 25 points in 73 regular-season games with the IceHogs.
While not actually playing a single game with the Blackhawks in the playoffs, and only registering one game played during the regular season, Stanton was apart of the 2012-2013 Stanley Cup winning Chicago squad.
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