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Chicago Blackhawks’ Brandon Pirri Named AHL All-Star MVP

February 13th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

The 2014 AHL All-Star Classic took place on Wednesday night and it was the AHL all stars who took down Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League with a score of 7-2. Brandon Pirri and Ryan Strome led the way for the AHL all-stars with Pirri being named the game's MVP. Pirri finished with two goals and one assist on the night.

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Pirri was selected in the second round (59th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The 22 year old from Toronto, Canada has had a couple of short stints in the NHL, but hasn't done enough to stay with the team.

Pirri has played in 28 games this season for the Blackhawks, scoring six goals and adding five assists. He has played 18 games at Rockford (AHL), scoring five goals and tallying 10 assists.

Pirri has been in and out of the Blackhawks lineup mostly due to his lack of consistency on the defensive end. Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville indicated that he wanted Pirri to play on both ends of the ice. Pirri has also struggled to find his scoring touch with the Blackhawks and is without a point in each of his last 12 games with the club.

We can probably expect Pirri to be called up to the Blackhawks again some time in the near future. How long he stays all depends on his consistency and effort on both ends of the ice.


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