Blackhawks Sign Evan Brophey

Late Thursday the Blackhawks agreed to terms with center Evan Brophey on a two-way contract. The deal has a base salary of $500k, and is only one year in length, according to CapGeek.com.

Brophey was selected in the third round (68th overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2005 draft. He is listed at 6’1 and 205 pounds and has spent the past three seasons in Rockford, where he scored 14 goals and added 17 assists in 79 games for the IceHogs last year. He will turn 24 in December.

In the wake of Thursday’s trade of veteran Marty Reasoner to Florida, Brophey joins a group of young prospects trying to win a spot on the Hawks fourth line in 2010-11. Given his cap number, a strong camp might get Brophey a shot at Chicago this fall.

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