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Nick Leddy assigned to Rockford

10/17/2010 - NHL Nick Leddy Chicago Blackhawks + more

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks assigned 19-year-old rookie defenseman Nick Leddy to Rockford of the AHL on Sunday.

Leddy played in all six games this season, registering one goal and a minus-1 rating. Leddy was acquired midseason last year from the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Cam Barker.

Leddy was the youngest defenseman to appear in a Blackhawks' season-opening game since 18-year old Steve McCarthy on Oct. 4, 1999 at San Jose.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.