April 16, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks left wing Brad Winchester (10) warms up before game three of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals against the St. Louis Blues at HP Pavilion. St. Louis defeated San Jose 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran forward Brad Winchester, the team announced on Wednesday.
Winchester, 32, played last season for the Nashville Predators‘ AHL affiliate Milwaukee Admirals registering 27 points (9 goals, 18 assists) in 37 games.
The 6-foot-5, 230 pound Winchester last saw NHL ice time with the San Jose Sharks during the 2012 season. The Madison, Wisc native played in 67 games and recorded 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists). Windchester brings playoff experience to the Blackhawks has he played in five out of the last seven playoffs, including playing with the Edmonton Oilers during their Western Conference Championship season in 2006.
During his 390 career NHL games with Edmonton, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks, and San Jose he has scored 68 points (37 goals, 31 assists).
Winchester was the 35th overall pick in the second round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft for Edmonton.
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Topics: 2013 NHL Free Agency, Brad Winchester, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL