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NHL: Blackhawks recall Dennis Gilbert

Staff Report

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks  recalled defenseman Dennis Gilbert from the Rockford IceHogs Wednesday.

Drafted by the Blackhawks in the third round (91st overall) of the 2015 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Gilbert has recorded five goals and nine assists in 59 regular-season games for the IceHogs this season during his professional debut.

The 22-year-old signed with Chicago on April 13, 2018, after completing his junior season at the University of Notre Dame where he registered 10 points (4G, 6A) in 39 games. A native of Buffalo, New York, Gilbert finished his three-year college career with six goals and 36 assists in 116 collegiate games. As a sophomore with the Fighting Irish, he helped his team to the Frozen Four and was named the Hockey East’s Best Defensive Defenseman and a Hockey East Third Team All-Star. He notched 22 helpers to lead team defensemen during his sophomore campaign.


Prior to playing at Notre Dame, Gilbert played the 2014-15 season with the Chicago Steel of the USHL where he tallied 27 points (4G, 23A) in 59 games and was named to the USHL All-Rookie Team.

The Blackhawks host the St. Louis Blues tonight at 7 p.m. at the United Center. That game can be seen nationally on NBCSN, heard on WGN Radio and in Spanish on WRTO AM-1200. R.

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