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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