Blackhawks ink five to one-year deals

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CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms on one- year contracts with five players Friday, including durable forward Andrew Brunette.

Brunette, who will turn 38 in August, appeared in 82 games with Minnesota this past season and posted 18 goals and 28 assists.

A veteran of more than 1,000 games, Brunette has registered 256 goals and 706 points for his career with Washington, Nashville, Atlanta, Colorado and the Wild.

The Ontario native has missed just two games over the last eight seasons.

Chicago also signed forwards Jamal Mayers, Brett McLean and Dan Carcillo, while adding defensive depth with the addition of rearguard Sean O'Donnell.

The 36-year-old Mayers joins his fourth different club since the beginning of the 2009-10 campaign. Last season, he had three goals and 14 points in 78 contests with San Jose.

McLean, 32, returns to the NHL after spending the previous two seasons with Bern of the Swiss League. He notched 10 goals and 17 assists in 50 games last season.

O'Donnell, who turns 40 in October, had one goal and 17 assists in 81 games with Philadelphia last season.

Carcillo also came over from Philly, where he solidified his role as an enforcer while posting 32 points in two-plus seasons. He has 986 career penalty minutes in 282 games with the Coyotes and Flyers, once accumulating 324 in just 57 games for Phoenix in 2007-08.


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