With the recent injury of Andrew Shaw, the Chicago Blackhawks have done what they always do, recall young talented players from the American Hockey League. The Blackhawks called up Phillip Danault from the Rockford Icehogs. Danault, plays the center position, and has added three goals and seven assists while in Rockford.
Danault’s first game in the NHL came against the Edmonton Oilers. The Blackhawks won easily by a score of 7-1. In 11 minutes played, Danault won 4 out of the 9 face-offs, while adding a few big hits. His hustle was there, and he made sure to make a big impact each shift on the ice.
The Chicago Blackhawks stand at 12-8-1, and need to make some drastic changes if they plan on catching the St. Louis Blues and the Nashville Predators who stand atop the Western conference in the central division.
Coach Quenneville was happy with his performance, and noted how often Danault was ferociously fighting for the puck.
As the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft, Danault is still looking for his first NHL point. The Blackhawks face the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.