The Chicago Blackhawks have officially recalled forward Andreas Martinsen from the AHL's Rockford IceHogs on an emergency basis.
The 27 year old Baeum, Norway native has 12 goals and 26 points in 61 games with the IceHogs this season after splitting the season between the Colorado Avalanche and Montreal Canadiens last season.
In 64 NHL games in 2016-17 the 6 foot, 3 inch, 229 pound winger put up just three goals and seven points.
According to Blackhawks insider Mark Lazerus, Martinsen’s recall likely means that rookie Matthew Highmore will not be available for tonight’s game against the Avalanche. In 10 games this season, the 22 year old Highmore has just a single goal.
When he takes to the ice tonight at the United Center Martinsen will officially become the first Norwegian to ever suit up for the Blackhawks.
Leafs sign son of former Blackhawks enforcer
Looks like the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree… could this kid be the Leafs’ next Matt Martin?
The Toronto Maple Leafs have officially announced that they’ve signed 22-year-old forward Mason Marchment to a two-year, entry level contract.
The Uxbridge, Ontario native has been playing with the Toronto Marlies, the Leafs' American Hockey League affiliate, since the 2015-16 season. He's also played with the Orlando Solar Bears, in the East Coast Hockey League.
The 6 foot 4, 200 pound left winger, amassed nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 37 games this season. If Marchment’s name sounds familiar it’s because he’s the son of former infamous NHL enforcer Bryan Marchment.
The elder Marchment played over 900 games in the NHL split between the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames and the Leafs, scoring just 40 goals and 182 points but amassing an incredible 2307 penalty minutes. Marchment was a feared fighter and, frankly, dirty hitter during his NHL days and made enemies wherever he went. If his son can inspire half the amount of anger and frustration from his opponents that his father managed, he’ll have one heck of an NHL career in front of him.