Sunday, February 14, 2010

Badgers In The Pros: Dowell Re-called, Records 2 Points

Press Release

The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled center Jake Dowell (DOW-uhl) from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. In addition, the Blackhawks have placed center John Madden on Injured Reserve.

Dowell, 24, has recorded a fighting major and three shots in two games with the Blackhawks this season. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin native has tallied 12 assists, 18 points and 66 penalty minutes in 55 contests with Rockford this season while serving as the team captain.

Overall, Dowell has appeared in 22 regular-season games with the Blackhawks over the last three seasons (2007-09), posting three points (2G, A) and 17 penalty minutes, which includes being held scoreless in one game with the club in 2008-09. He has also racked up 60 points (21G, 39A) and 266 penalty minutes in 188 regular-season AHL tilts with the Norfolk Admirals (2006-07) and Rockford (2007-10).

Dowell played today for Chicago in a 5-4 shoot-out victory for the Blackhawks. While playing only 8 minutes, the Eau Claire native was able to record a goal and an assist. The former Badger was named the third star in the Victory.

Other Badgers in NHL action on Sunday:

Former Badger goalie Brian Elliott continued his torrid pace with 34 saves on 37 shots in a 4-3 Senators victory. Elliott is 12-2 over his past 14 games played for the Sen's. Over that span he's allowed more than 3 goals only twice. Elliott is silencing a lot of critics right now with his play.