Adam Burish relishes return to Chicago

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Adam Burish was welcomed to the Chicago Wolves organization this past week after starting the season in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks.

The 2010 Stanley Cup winner with the Chicago Blackhawks is the fourth member of that team to suit up for the Wolves, joining forwards Ben Eager and Colin Fraser and defenseman Brent Sopel.

“It’s a special place for me,” said Burish.

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“I had four of probably the best years I had in hockey here playing in Chicago. A lot of close friends, lot of good people. To come back to Chicago is special. It’s been a nice change of pace for me.”

Burish gets to play with his former teammates on the same forward line.

“I was surprised. I know (Colin) Fraser said he was going to try to get in the coach’s ear and try to see if he can get them to do it,” said Burish.

“We were all kind of grateful that they did.”

Wolves coach John Anderson was happy with the team’s effort after a bad loss Friday night. The addition of Burish starting with Friday’s game was welcomed.

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“Great guy, he plays hard and I’m just trying to get to know him as a player,” said Anderson.

“He’s probably going to see a little more ice time as we move along, and more critical times as we move along.”

Blackhawks fans know Adam Burish as much for his highly quotable interviews as they do his chippy style of play. He wasted no time making his presence known against the Blackhawks AHL affiliate from Rockford Saturday night, causing a small fracas at the end of the first period. The Burish-Fraser-Eager line also took part in a partial line brawl in the same period with Eager earning a game misconduct.

Burish was drafted in the 9th round (282 overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2002 draft. He has played with Chicago, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks in his NHL career.

Jeff is a production assistant @120Sports and contributor to hockey, football, and baseball for The Sports Bank. Follow him on Twitter @skcih_ffej.

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