Bruins, Blackhawks swap AHL All-Stars

The Chicago Blackhawks, parent club of the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, have acquired forward Pascal Pelletier from the Boston Bruins, parent club of the Providence Bruins, in exchange for forward Martin St. Pierre.

Pelletier, 25, spent the majority of last year in the American Hockey League where he led the Providence Bruins with a career highs in goals (37), assists (38) and points (75), good for ninth in the AHL in scoring. He also led the Bruins with 12 points in 10 Calder Cup Playoff contests.

A native of Labrador City, N.L., Pelletier was named a First Team AHL All-Star at left wing in 2007-08 and also made his National Hockey League debut with Boston, appearing in six games. He appeared in 206 regular-season matchups with Providence over the last three seasons, registering 71 goals, 99 assists and 170 points.

St. Pierre finished second in the AHL in scoring for the second year in a row in 2007-08, racking up 88 points (21g, 67a) in 69 games for Rockford. He was voted a Second Team AHL All-Star at center after earning a First Team nod in 2006-07, and appeared in his third consecutive AHL All-Star Classic in 2008.

A native of Embrun, Ont., St. Pierre appeared in five NHL games for Chicago last season and has one goal and three assists in 21 career contests with the Blackhawks. In 229 career AHL games with Rockford, Norfolk and Edmonton, St. Pierre has registered 75 goals and 192 assists for 267 points.