Earlier today, it was announced by the Blackhawks that they have agreed to terms with Rob Flick.
The center’s deal is a three year contract and it comes on the heels of a 13 point (7G, 6A) 2011-12 rookie campaign with the IceHogs. The London, Ontario native played in 45 games with Rockford and recorded a +2 +/- rating, 91 penalty minutes, and 45 shots on goal. Flick also spent 17 games with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL, where he tallied 10 points (4G, 6A).
Flick notched his first AHL goal on January 8th in Texas, in a game where he also completed a Gordie Howe hat trick. He recorded his second Gordie Howe hat trick of the season on March 24th against Houston.
Flick didn’t have the greatest of starts to the season as he was held to just one point in his first twelve AHL games. Around and after the time of his first Gordie Howe hat trick, his play began to pick up and he became a solid fourth line center for the Hogs down the stretch. In his last 14 games, he picked up five goals and three assists.
Many may also recall that Flick was suspended for three games late in the year because of the bench-clearing brawl in Milwaukee on April 1st. In his first game back from his suspension on April 13th, against the same Admirals, Flick scored to tie the game at one in the third period. The Hogs went on to win that contest 2-1 in a shootout.