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Blackhawks pick up 3-time AHL All-Star

The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Sunday that they have acquired forward Andy Hilbert from the Boston Bruins in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2006 Entry Draft.

Hilbert, 24, is the Providence Bruins’ all-time leading scorer with 101 goals and 210 points in 234 AHL games with the B’s. He represented Providence at the AHL All-Star Classic in 2002, 2003 and 2005, and is coming off a season in which he was named a Second Team AHL All-Star after recording 79 points in 79 games.

Hilbert, a native of Howell, Mich., was a second-round draft pick by Boston in 2000. He was named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2001-02.

Hilbert has appeared in 38 career NHL games, all with Boston, tallying three goals and three assists.

A restricted free agent, Hilbert has not yet played this season.