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.