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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
2019–20 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

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year 1st
round
2nd
round
3rd
round
Finals
2007–08 80 44 26 4 6 98 .613 247 231 2nd, West 2008 W, 4–1, HOU L, 3–4, CHI
2008–09 80 40 34 0 6 86 .538 229 220 4th, West 2009 L, 0–4, MIL
2009–10 80 44 30 3 3 94 .588 226 226 3rd, West 2010 L, 0–4, TEX
2010–11 80 38 33 4 5 85 .531 216 245 8th, West 2011 Did not qualify
2011–12 76 35 32 2 7 79 .520 207 228 5th, Midwest 2012 Did not qualify
2012–13 76 42 31 2 1 87 .572 246 225 3rd, Midwest 2013 Did not qualify
2013–14 76 35 32 5 4 79 .520 234 262 4th, Midwest 2014 Did not qualify
2014–15 76 46 23 5 2 99 .651 222 180 2nd, Midwest 2015 W, 3–0, TEX L, 1–4. GR
2015–16 76 40 22 10 4 94 .618 214 205 3rd, Central 2016 L, 0–3, LE
2016–17 76 25 39 9 3 62 .408 175 246 8th, Central 2017 Did not qualify
2017–18 76 40 28 4 4 88 .579 239 234 4th, Central 2018 W, 3–0, CHI W, 4–0, MB L, 2–4, TEX
2018–19 76 35 31 4 6 80 .526 184 214 7th, Central 2019 Did not qualify

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated July 18, 2019.[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
23   Lucas Carlsson D L 22 2018 Gävle, Sweden Blackhawks
  Liam Coughlin C L 24 2019 South Boston, Massachusetts IceHogs
1   Collin Delia G L 25 2017 Rancho Cucamonga, California 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 21 2019 Morinville, Alberta Blackhawks
9   Matthew Highmore C L 23 2017 Halifax, Nova Scotia Blackhawks
42   Reese Johnson RW R 21 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 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
  Chase Marchand G L 23 2019 Halifax, Nova Scotia IceHogs
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 24 2018 Shelburne, Ontario IceHogs
21   Jacob Nilsson C L 25 2018 Stockholm, Sweden Blackhawks
20   Nathan Noel C R 22 2017 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Blackhawks
29   Dmitri Osipov D R 22 2019 Moscow, Russia IceHogs
  Jack Ramsey RW R 23 2019 Chanhassen, Minnesota IceHogs
  Jake Ryczek D R 21 2019 Springfield, Massachusetts IceHogs
15   Dylan Sikura LW L 24 2018 Aurora, Ontario Blackhawks
28   Tyler Sikura (A) LW L 27 2017 Aurora, Ontario IceHogs
  Mathew Thompson C R 25 2019 Alliston, Ontario IceHogs
31   Matt Tomkins G L 25 2017 Edmonton, Alberta IceHogs
36   Joni Tuulola D L 23 2018 Hämeenlinna, Finland Blackhawks
32   Kris Versteeg RW R 33 2019 Lethbridge, Alberta IceHogs

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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Rockford IceHogs Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2015-10-10.

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