The Blackhawks have signed former Oiler and Flyers center/winger Ryan Potulny to a one year, two way contract with a $500,000 cap hit.
Potulny, an undersized forward (6'0 190 lbs) , showed he could score a little bit last year on a horrible Edmonton team, where he scored 15 goals and 17 assists in 64 games. Despite his size, he has a nose for the net and is willing to work for his points.
For the Hawks, he will likely compete for a 3rd or 4th line position
with guys like Fernando Pisani, Kyle Beach, Jake Dowell, and Jack
Skille, among others. Should he not hook on the big club, he will be a
major contributor to the Rockford club, and will be one of the Hawks top
options for a call up.