IceHogs’ Martinsen recalled by Blackhawks

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The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Andreas Martinsen on an emergency basis from the Rockford IceHogs.

Acquired by the Blackhawks from the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 4, 2017, Martinsen has recorded 26 points (12G, 14A) in 61 games with the IceHogs this season. The Bareum, Norway native would become the first Norwegian to ever play for the Blackhawks. He netted a season-high two goals on March 3 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and registered points (3G, 6A) in nine of 11 games from Jan. 10 – Feb. 3. He was second on Rockford with 128 shots on goal this year.

Martinsen, 27, played in 64 regular-season games split between the Colorado Avalanche and Canadiens last season. He tallied three goals and four assists in those games while also skating in two postseason contests for Montreal.

Martinsen has played in 119 career NHL games, tallying 18 points (7G, 11A). He became the eighth Norwegian to play in the NHL after making his debut on Nov. 10, 2015.

Martinsen was undrafted and spent three seasons playing professionally in Germany with Dusseldorfer EG in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga prior to signing as a free agent with Colorado on May 15, 2015.

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