The Chicago Blackhawks, parent club of the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed defenseman Jordan Hendry to a two-year contract and signed free agent defenseman Tim Hambly to a one-year deal.
Originally signed by Chicago as a free agent on July 17, 2006, the 24-year old Hendry (6-0, 196 pounds) posted seven points (3-4-7) in 45 games for Rockford in 2007-08. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 9 and added four points (1-3-4) in 40 games for the Blackhawks.
Hendry spent the end of the 2005-06 season and all of the 2006-07 campaign with the Norfolk Admirals and has totaled 28 points (8-20-28) in his AHL career.
A native of Nokomis, Sask., Hendry played four collegiate seasons with Alaska-Fairbanks in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).
Hambly (6-0, 190 pounds) appeared in 72 games for the AHL’s Quad City Flames in 2007-08 and led all defensemen on the team with 30 points (4-26-30). The 24-year-old native of White Bear Lake, Minn., has played 186 career AHL games for Iowa, Omaha, and Quad City, totaling 65 points (8-57-65) and 105 penalty minutes.
Hambly spent four years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2001-05), appearing in 141 games while scoring 13 goals and 47 assists for 60 points and 132 penalty minutes.