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Blackhawks acquire Peter Regin, Pierre-Marc Bouchard from Islanders

Updated: February 6, 2014 11:33PM



Looking for depth at center, the Blackhawks acquired forwards Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard from the New York Islanders on Thursday night for a 2014 fourth-round draft pick.

Regin, 27, a native of Herning, Denmark, had two goals and five assists and was a minus-10 in 44 games for the Islanders. He was a third-round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators in 2004 and scored 19 goals in 178 games for the Senators from 2008-13. His best season in the NHL was in 2009-10, when he scored 13 goals, had 29 points and was a plus-10 in 75 games.

To make room for Regin, the Blackhawks sent rookie center Brandon Pirri to Rockford. Bouchard will report to Rockford, the Blackhawks said in a new release.

Bouchard, 29, had four goals and five assists and was a minus-9 in 28 games for the Islanders this season. Like Regin he is a left-handed shooter.

A 10-year NHL veteran, Bouchard was the eighth overall pick in the 2002 draft by the Minnesota Wild. He has 110 goals and 356 points in 565 NHL games — including 17, 20, 13 and 16 goals in consecutive seasons from 2005-09.

The 22-year-old Pirri has six goals and 11 points and is plus-6 in 28 games for the Blackhawks this season. He did not score a point in four games since being recalled from Rockford on Jan. 27.

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