Rockford IceHogs

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
2021–22 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)Wirtz Corporation[1]
General managerMark Bernard
Head coachDerek King[2]
MediaWIFR 23.2 (Antenna TV)
SportsFan 1330
AHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesChicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Indy Fuel (ECHL)
WebsiteIceHogs.com
Franchise history
1995–1997Baltimore Bandits
1997–2005Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
2007–presentRockford IceHogs

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 to Rockford to become the present-day Rockford IceHogs.

On April 7, 2021, the Blackhawks formally purchased the IceHogs. The Blackhawks also unveiled a $23 million multi-year project to renovate and modernize the BMO Harris Bank Center, which would keep the IceHogs in Rockford through 2036.[1]

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
2019–20 63 29 30 2 2 62 .492 156 187 5th, Central 2020 Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21 32 12 19 1 0 25 .391 89 115 6th, Central 2021 No playoffs were held

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated July 27, 2021.[3][4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
84   Andrei Altybarmakyan RW L 22 2021 St. Petersburg, Russia Blackhawks
80   Tom Aubrun G L 26 2020 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France IceHogs
26   Evan Barratt C L 22 2021 Bristol, Pennsylvania Blackhawks
79   D.J. Busdeker RW R 21 2020 Dexter, Michigan IceHogs
67   Matej Chalupa LW L 23 2021 Praha, Czech Republic Blackhawks
  Liam Folkes C R 25 2021 Scarborough, Ontario IceHogs
49   Mitchell Fossier LW L 24 2020 Alpharetta, Georgia IceHogs
15   Carson Gicewicz C R 24 2021 Orchard Park, New York IceHogs
63   Michael Krutil D R 19 2021 Praha, Czech Republic IceHogs
43   Chad Krys D L 23 2019 Ridgefield, Connecticut Blackhawks
68   Riley McKay LW L 22 2020 Swan River, Manitoba IceHogs
39   Dylan McLaughlin C L 26 2019 Lancaster, New York IceHogs
14   Garrett Mitchell (C) C R 29 2020 Regina, Saskatchewan IceHogs
62   Cole Moberg D R 20 2021 North Vancouver, British Columbia IceHogs
31   Cale Morris G L 25 2020 Larkspur, Colorado IceHogs
45   Cam Morrison LW L 22 2021 Aurora, Ontario Blackhawks
56   Dmitri Osipov D R 24 2019 Moscow, Russia IceHogs
41   Isaak Phillips D L 19 2021 Barrie, Ontario Blackhawks
85   Jack Ramsey D R 25 2019 Chanhassen, Minnesota IceHogs
82   Josiah Slavin LW L 22 2021 Erie, Colorado IceHogs
53   Michal Teply RW R 20 2021 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic Blackhawks
37   Mathew Thompson C R 27 2019 Alliston, Ontario IceHogs
57   Christopher Wilkie RW R 25 2020 Omaha, Nebraska IceHogs
61   Chad Yetman RW R 21 2021 Ajax, Ontario IceHogs

Team captainsEdit

Notable alumniEdit

Team recordsEdit

Regular season
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)
Playoffs
Goals: Chris DiDomenico : 7 (2017–18)
Assists: Martin St. Pierre: 12 (2007–08)
Points: Chris DiDomenico: 18 (2017–18)
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. ^ a b "RELEASE: Blackhawks Announce Purchase of Rockford IceHogs". Chicago Blackhawks. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  2. ^ "King named IceHogs head coach as 'Hawks remove interim tag". WREX. April 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Rockford IceHogs – Team roster". Rockford IceHogs. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  4. ^ "Rockford IceHogs Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2021-07-27.
  5. ^ "Garrett Mitchell Named 13th Captain in Rockford IceHogs History". OurSports Cental. February 5, 2021.

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