Hawks sign Klinkhammer, Richards

July, 11, 2011
7/11/11
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have signed minor league forward Rob Klinkhammer and goalie Alec Richards to contracts, the team announced Monday.

Klinkhammer, 24, signed a one-year deal after playing 76 games in Rockford of the AHL last season. He played one game for the Hawks, making his NHL debut in December against the Dallas Stars. Klinkhammer had 17 goals and 46 points for the IceHogs last year.

Richards, 23, signed a two year deal after appearing in 44 games for Rockford last season. He was 17-21-2 with a 2.89 goals against average.

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Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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