The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks completed a major AHL deal on Thursday night, with the Blackhawks acquiring forward Pierre Parenteau and defenseman Bruno St. Jacques in exchange for goaltender Sebastien Caron and forwards Matt Keith and Chris Durno.
Parenteau, 23, has a team-leading 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points in 28 games with the Portland Pirates this season. The fourth-year pro has totaled 148 points in 226 career AHL games, and added 22 points in 19 games during the Pirates’ run to the Eastern Conference finals in the 2006 postseason.
St. Jacques, 26, has registered 14 goals and 75 assists for 89 points in 300 career AHL games with Portland, Lowell and Philadelphia. In 25 games with the Pirates in 2006-07, he has one goal and eight assists. The seventh-year pro has also skated in 67 career NHL matches with Anaheim, Carolina and Philadelphia.
Caron, 26, was 4-4-0 with a 4.03 goals-against average in nine appearances for the Norfolk Admirals this season. He has also made one appearance with the Blackhawks, earning a 3-1 win over St. Louis on Nov. 10. Caron has a record of 52-60-16 in 132 career AHL games, and is 25-47-12 in 91 NHL games with Chicago and Pittsburgh.
Keith, 23, has two goals and eight assists for 10 points in 19 games with Norfolk this season. He has also appeared in two NHL games with Chicago. In his AHL career, Keith shows 59 goals and 71 assists for 130 points in 237 games over four seasons, and two goals and three assists in 24 NHL contests.
Durno, 26, is in his second AHL season after tallying 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points in 57 games and helping Milwaukee to the Calder Cup Finals in 2006. This season, Durno has registered four goals and one assist in 22 games for Norfolk.