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The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defensemen David Rundblad and Mathieu Brisebois from the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday in exchange for the Blackhawks’ second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

This is the third time Rundblad been traded and he’s played in just 50 career NHL games. After signing his first contract with the St. Louis Blues back on June 10, 2010, he was traded a week later to Ottawa in exchange for the 16th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which the Blues used to select Vladimir Tarasenko. On December 17, 2011, Rundblad was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes (along with a second round draft pick) for forward Kyle Turris. This season, Rundblad has four assists in six AHL games with the Rockford Icehogs, as well as an additional assist in 12 NHL games with the Coyotes.

Brisebois has one goal and four points in 28 games for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League this season. He will report to the Rockford Icehogs Wednesday morning and continue his development for the remainder of the season.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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