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‘Hawks add depth by signing Segal

The Chicago Blackhawks, parent club of the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, have agreed to terms with right wing Brandon Segal on a one-year contract.

Segal, 28, registered five goals, 10 points and 41 penalty minutes in 46 regular-season games with the Dallas Stars last season. He also appeared in 30 contests with the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars, notching 17 points (7G, 10A) and 38 penalty minutes during his eighth professional season.

The Richmond, British Columbia, native has collected 22 points (11G, 11A) and 79 penalty minutes in 92 career regular-season NHL tilts over parts of four campaigns with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2008-09), Los Angeles Kings (2009-10) and Stars (2009-11).

Segal has also racked up 107 goals, 208 points and 547 penalty minutes in 455 career regular-season AHL matchups spanning eight seasons with Texas, Manchester, Norfolk, Portland, and Milwaukee.

He tallied professional career highs with 26 goals, 26 assists and 52 points in 69 games with the Norfolk Admirals in 2008-09, earning him a spot at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic in Worcester, Mass.

Originally drafted by Nashville in 2002, Segal helped the Milwaukee Admirals capture the 2004 Calder Cup and reach the AHL Finals again in 2006.