Jul 17, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks are giving forward Kyle Beach another shot to realize the potential that made him the 11th overall pick in the 2008 NHL draft.
The club announced today that it had agreed to terms with the 23-year-old on a one-year contract.
Beach has spent his entire pro career with AHL Rockford. Last year, he scored 16 goals, with 10 assists, in 66 games while amassing a hefty 204 penalty minutes.
A star in junior, Beach scored 52 goals for the Spokane Chiefs in 2009-10; however, questions about his attitude have followed him from his days in the WHL (see: this article from 2007 for background).
Does Beach have a shot at making the Blackhawks next season? That remains to be seen, though it’s worth noting that Dan Carcillo, just traded to Los Angeles, is a similar-type player, so perhaps there’s an opportunity there.
- Lundqvist on Game 7: ‘You’re definitely nervous, but it comes down to teamwork’ 0
- Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue 34
- Stanley Cup Final to begin June 3 4
- Caps’ Backstrom undergoes arthroscopic hip surgery 3
- Report: Sens’ Murray to retire after next season 0
- Of course: ‘Hawks, Ducks’ back-and-forth series is going to Game 7 46
- WATCH LIVE: Ducks at Blackhawks, Western Conference Final Game 6 1
- As Bolts deal with illness, extra day of rest could prove beneficial 11
- Sounds like it’s Rundblad, not TVR, in for Chicago on defense 17
- On Kreider, and trying ‘to turn the other cheek’ 54
- Kesler on wearing down Chicago: ‘No human can withstand that many hits’ (75)
- What’s wrong with Lundqvist? (70)
- From healthy scratch to hero: Vermette scores OT winner for Blackhawks (66)
- On Kreider, and trying ‘to turn the other cheek’ (54)
- Fetisov wants to restrict young Russians from playing in the NHL (53)