The Blackhawks announced this afternoon that they had acquired center / left wing Jordan Schroeder from the Columbus Blue Jackets for goaltender Jean-Francois Berube.
The 27 year old Schroeder is 5’9″ 170 lbs and spent most of last season in Cleveland playing with the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate. In Cleveland, he had 36 points (14G, 22A) in 48 games. He also played 21 games with the NHL club, registering only one goal and one assist.
Most likely, Schroeder will be spending the season in Rockford as a possible replacement for departed veteran leader Chris DiDomenico
Berube’s time with the Blackhawks seemingly came to an end, following the regular season, when he was sent home rather than to Rockford to join the Icehogs in their quest for the Calder Cup. A December knee injury derailed a good start to his season, and he was never able to completely regain his form. The Rockford goaltending duties were handled by Collin Delia and Jeff Glass.
Once Delia passed Berube on the organizational depth chart and Finnish goalie Kevin Lankinen was signed this spring someone had to go. Don’t rule out another goalie getting moved, either, with the reports this morning of Cam Ward possibly signing with the Blackhawks on July first.