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Blackhawks sign Richrads, retain Regin

The Chicago Blackhawks reached agreement on a one-year, $2 million contract with veteran forward Brad Richards and agreed to terms with forward Peter Regin on a one-year contract Tuesday.

Richards, an unrestricted free agent, had 20 goals and 31 assists in 82 regular-season games for the New York Rangers last season, the seventh time in 13 NHL seasons that he has played in every game. The 34-year-old added 12 points in 25 playoffs games while helping the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

In 982 career games, Richards has 276 goals and 591 assists with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars and Rangers. He ranks ninth among active NHL players in career assists and 12th in career points with 867. During the 2009-10 season, he scored a career-high 91 points for the Stars.

The 28-year-old Regin spent last season with the Blackhawks and the New York Islanders, scoring four points in 17 games with the Blackhawks and seven points in 44 games for the Islanders.

The Islanders traded Regin to the Blackhawks on Feb. 6 and he scored a goal in his second game on the ice for Chicago on Feb. 27 against the New York Rangers. He also played in five playoff games for the Blackhawks.

In 239 regular-season NHL games, Regin has 66 points (23 goals, 43 assists) with the Ottawa Senators, Islanders and Blackhawks.

A third-round draft pick by the Senators in 2004, Regin played in Europe before coming to North America. He appeared in 14 international tournaments with his native Denmark.

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