Blackhawks and Stanton reach deal

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with Ryan Stanton on a one-year deal that will bring the IceHogs all-time games played leader back to the ‘Hawks top affiliate.

Stanton, who will be entering his fourth season with the IceHogs, was an alternate captain for the Blackhawks farm club, and the blue liner comes back to the Hogs after a 25 point season.

At 6’2″ and 205 lbs., Stanton has good size and EliteProspects praises his game, saying he has the ability to play effectively in all three zones without putting defence on the back burner. Over the past three seasons in the ‘A’, Stanton has appeared in 222 games with the IceHogs, registering 60 points (9-51).

Before joining the Blackhawks organization, Stanton spent four seasons with Moose Jaw of the WHL, appearing in 242 games, tallying 19 goals and adding 83 assists.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it is a two-way contract.