Blackhawks, Blues announce trade

The St. Louis Blues, parent club of the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen, have acquired goaltender Joe Fallon from the Chicago Blackhawks, parent club of the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, in exchange for goaltender Hannu Toivonen and defenseman Danny Richmond.

Fallon will report to Peoria; Rochmond and Toivonen have been assigned to Rockford.

In a separate transaction, the Rivermen acquired defenseman Daryl Boyle from the IceHogs in exchange for future considerations.

Fallon, 25, is in his second professional season and has appeared in 29 for games for Rockford this year. He has accumulated a 15-10-1 record with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.

Last season he spent most of the year in the ECHL, between Fresno and Gwinnett, but did see action in two AHL games. He was a combined 18-14-1 in the ECHL with a 2.98 GAA while he allowed just one goal in 63 minutes of action with Rockford.

The Bemidji, Minn., native was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the sixth round, 167th overall in the 2005 entry draft. In his four-year career at the University of Vermont, Fallon compiled 20 shutouts, the most in school history. He also set a Catamount single-season record with six shutouts in both 2005-06 and 2006-07.

Toivonen, 25, has notched an 11-11-3 record with a 2.73 GAA and a .906 save percentage in 26 games with Peoria this season. The Kalvola, Finland, native has appeared in 61 career National Hockey League contests with the Boston Bruins (2005-07) and St. Louis (2007-08) registering an 18-24-10 record with a 3.37 goals against average and an .890 save percentage.

The Bruins’ first-round pick, 29th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Toivonen has racked up 74 wins (74-62-11) in 154 career AHL regular-season tilts with the Providence Bruins (2003-05, 2006-07) and Peoria (2007-08, 2009-10) spanning five years of action.

Richmond, 25, has posted 15 assists, 16 points and 135 penalty minutes in 54 contests with the Rivermen this season. The Chicago native was a member of the Blackhawks organization for parts of three seasons (2005-08), which includes collecting two assists and 68 penalty minutes in 39 games with the NHL club. He has appeared in 49 career NHL games with the Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes (2005-06), accruing three assists and 75 penalty minutes, which includes appearing in a career-high 22 matchups with Chicago in 2006-07.

Carolina’s second-round choice, 31st overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Richmond has totaled 127 points (29G, 98A) and 805 penalty minutes in 350 career AHL games spanning six seasons.

Boyle, 23, has appeared in 52 games this season for the IceHogs. His 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) rank third among Rockford defensemen. He has accumulated a minus-3 rating and 29 penalty minutes in his second professional season.

The 6-foot-1, 198 pound defenseman played in 70 games during his rookie year as a member of the Norfolk Admirals where he registered 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) and 49 penalty minutes.