(CBS) The Blackhawks have assigned forward Phillip Danault to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.

Danaults, 19, was selected with the 26th pick in the 2011 draft. He signed a three-year contract with the Blackhawks in early January.

Danaults was captain of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Victoriaville Tigres  and ranked second on the club with a career-high 53 assists and registered a career-best 71 points in 62 regular-season contests.

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