Hawks give Battochio a shot

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:23 AM ET

Ottawa 67's goaltender Danny Battochio is bound for the Windy City.

The star of the 67's run to a Memorial Cup berth last spring has accepted a tryout with the Chicago Blackhawks.

"Isn't that great? He deserves it after the way he played for us last year," said 67's coach and GM Brian Kilrea, who hosted his charity golf tournament at The Meadows yesterday.

Battochio was eligible for the NHL draft last month, but in large part because he is 19, he was passed over.

He could still return to the 67's as an overager next year if he doesn't land a spot in the Hawks organization.


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