32-Year-Old Left Wing – Chicago Blackhawks
Brad Winchester Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks in July of 2013.
Winchester cleared waivers and the Blackhawks assigned him to Rockford of the AHL on Wednesday, Chicago Tribune reports.
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Winchester was third on the Blues in hits (143) and penalty minutes (108) last season and gives the team's checking line its physicality. He played primarily on the third line, but could drop to the fourth line if coach Davis Payne wants some offensive touch from his third-line right-winger. Winchester will battle Matt D'Agostini and Vladimir Sobotka for ice time.
Winchester is vying for a spot on the fourth line, with Derek Armstrong and B.J. Crombeen his biggest competition for a nightly spot on the active roster.
Winchester is expected to compete for a fourth line spot along with Krys Barch, Steve Ott and Todd Fedoruk. He won't contribute in any sort of meaningful roto value.
Winchester has shown potential of being a decent power forward in the AHL, but needs to really improve his game if he is to make the club out of camp this year.