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The Rockford IceHogs are a professional ice hockey team based in Rockford, Illinois. They are members of the American Hockey League (AHL), having begun play in the League starting in the 2007–08 season. The team plays their home games at the BMO Harris Bank Center, and they serve as the top minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Chicago Blackhawks.

Rockford IceHogs
2018–19 AHL season
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CityRockford, Illinois
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceWestern
DivisionCentral
Founded1995
Operated2007–present
Home arenaBMO Harris Bank Center
ColorsRed, black, white
              
Owner(s)City of Rockford
General managerMark Bernard
Head coachDerek King[1]
MediaWIFR 23.3 (Justice Network)
104.9 The X
AHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesChicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Indy Fuel (ECHL)
WebsiteIceHogs.com
Franchise history
1995–1997Baltimore Bandits
1997–2005Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
2007–presentRockford IceHogs

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HistoryEdit

The current Rockford IceHogs were founded in 1995 as the Baltimore Bandits and then relocated in 1997 to Cincinnati to become the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks suspended operations for the 2005–06 season due to the lack of an NHL affiliate after their previous affiliates, the Detroit Red Wings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, signed new agreements with the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Portland Pirates, respectively. The franchise was later renamed the Cincinnati RailRaiders, but failed to reach a goal of 2,000 season tickets to re-enter the AHL for the 2006–07 season. On March 19, 2007, the AHL announced that the team had been purchased and relocated them to Rockford to become the present-day Rockford IceHogs.

TimelineEdit

The franchise was previously known as
The market was previously served by

Season-by-season resultsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated May 27, 2019.[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
25   Radovan Bondra RW L 22 2017 Trebisov, Slovakia IceHogs
17   Terry Broadhurst LW L 30 2018 Orland Park, Illinois IceHogs
2   Andrew Campbell (A) D L 31 2018 Caledonia, Ontario Blackhawks
23   Lucas Carlsson D L 21 2018 Gävle, Sweden Blackhawks
  Liam Coughlin C L 24 2019 South Boston, Massachusetts IceHogs
3   Brandon Davidson D L 27 2019 Taber, Alberta Blackhawks
1   Collin Delia G L 24 2017 Rancho Cucamonga, California Blackhawks
31   Anton Forsberg G L 26 2018 Härnösand, Sweden Blackhawks
26   Alexandre Fortin LW L 22 2017 Blainville, Quebec Blackhawks
8   Dennis Gilbert D L 22 2018 Buffalo, New York Blackhawks
19   Brandon Hagel LW L 20 2019 Morinville, Alberta Blackhawks
9   Matthew Highmore C L 23 2017 Halifax, Nova Scotia Blackhawks
22   Blake Hillman D R 23 2018 Elk River, Minnesota Blackhawks
37   Luke Johnson C R 24 2016 Grand Forks, North Dakota Blackhawks
42   Reese Johnson RW R 20 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Blackhawks
14   Henri Jokiharju D R 19 2018 Oulu, Finland Blackhawks
49   Graham Knott LW L 22 2017 Etobicoke, Ontario Blackhawks
4   Chad Krys D L 21 2019 Ridgefield, Connecticut Blackhawks
44   Philipp Kurashev C L 19 2019 Munsingen, Switzerland Blackhawks
30   Kevin Lankinen G L 24 2018 Helsinki, Finland Blackhawks
45   Anthony Louis C L 24 2017 Winfield, Illinois Blackhawks
  Chase Marchand G L 23 2019 Halifax, Nova Scotia IceHogs
27   Andreas Martinsen LW L 29 2017 Bærum, Norway Blackhawks
12   Josh McArdle D R 25 2018 Roscoe, Illinois IceHogs
18   Dylan McLaughlin C L 24 2019 Lancaster, New York IceHogs
7   Nick Moutrey C L 23 2018 Shelburne, Ontario IceHogs
41   Connor Moynihan LW L 21 2018 Windham, New Hampshire IceHogs
21   Jacob Nilsson C L 25 2018 Stockholm, Sweden Blackhawks
20   Nathan Noel C R 21 2017 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Blackhawks
29   Dmitri Osipov D R 22 2019 Moscow, Russia IceHogs
16   William Pelletier LW L 26 2017 Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, Quebec IceHogs
  Jack Ramsey RW R 23 2019 Chanhassen, Minnesota IceHogs
5   Henrik Samuelsson C R 25 2018 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania IceHogs
15   Dylan Sikura LW L 24 2018 Aurora, Ontario Blackhawks
28   Tyler Sikura (A) LW L 27 2017 Aurora, Ontario Blackhawks
  Mathew Thompson C R 25 2019 Alliston, Ontario IceHogs
31   Matt Tomkins G L 24 2017 Edmonton, Alberta IceHogs
36   Joni Tuulola D L 23 2018 Hämeenlinna, Finland Blackhawks
32   Kris Versteeg RW R 33 2019 Lethbridge, Alberta IceHogs
11   Spencer Watson RW R 23 2019 London, Ontario Blackhawks

Team captainsEdit

Notable alumniEdit

Team recordsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Goals: Troy Brouwer: 35 (2007–08)
Assists: Martin St. Pierre: 67 (2007–08)
Points: Martin St. Pierre: 88 (2007–08)
Plus/minus: Stephen Johns: 30 (2014–15)
Penalty minutes: Kyle Hagel: 245 (2010–11)
Goaltending wins: Corey Crawford: 29 (2007–08)
GAA: Scott Darling: 2.20 (2014–15)
SV%: Scott Darling: 0.927 (2014-15)

Post-seasonEdit

Goals: Kris Versteeg: 6 (2007–08)
Assists: Martin St. Pierre: 12 (2007–08)
Points: Martin St. Pierre: 14 (2007–08)
Plus/minus: Jim Fahey: 10 (2007–08)
Penalty minutes: Mike Blunden: 35 (2007–08)
Goaltending wins: Corey Crawford: 7 (2007–08)
GAA: Corey Crawford: 2.19 (2007–08)
SV%: Corey Crawford: 0.924 (2007–08)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "King named IceHogs head coach as 'Hawks remove interim tag". WREX. April 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Rockford IceHogs – Team roster". Rockford IceHogs. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  3. ^ "Rockford IceHogs Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2015-10-10.

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