Rockford IceHogs

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This article is about the current AHL franchise. For the previous United Hockey League franchise, see Rockford IceHogs (UHL).

Rockford IceHogs
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs season
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City Rockford, Illinois
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division Midwest Division
Founded 1999
Home arena BMO Harris Bank Center
Colors

Red, Black, White

              
Owner(s) City of Rockford
General manager Mark Bernard
Head coach Ted Dent
Media WIFR 23.2 (Antenna TV)
Affiliates Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Indy Fuel (ECHL)
Franchise history
1995–1997 Baltimore Bandits
1997–2005 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
2007–present Rockford IceHogs

The Rockford IceHogs are a professional ice hockey team that plays in the American Hockey League. They began play during the 2007–08 AHL season at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois, USA. They are the top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.

History[edit]

The current Rockford IceHogs were founded in 1995 as the Baltimore Bandits and then relocated in 1997 to Cincinnati, Ohio to become the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks suspended operations for the 2005–06 AHL season due to the lack of an NHL affiliate after the previous affiliates Detroit Red Wings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim signed new agreements with the two other AHL teams which are the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Portland Pirates. The franchise was later renamed 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 current day Rockford IceHogs.

On Friday, January 11, 2013, the IceHogs declared Rachael Williams as the team's Two Millionth Fan.[1]

Timeline[edit]

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

Season-by-season results[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated August 6, 2014.[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
16 Canada Bass, CodyCody Bass C R 27 2014 Owen Sound, Ontario Blackhawks
12 Sweden Rasmussen, DennisDennis Rasmussen C L 24 2014 Vasteras, Sweden Blackhawks
26 United States Ross, GarretGarret Ross LW L 22 2013 Dearborn Heights, Michigan Blackhawks
38 United States Schnell, RyanRyan Schnell LW L 25 2014 Cary, Illinois IceHogs
33 Canada Simpson, KentKent Simpson G L 22 2012 Edmonton, Alberta Blackhawks
8 Sweden Svedberg, ViktorViktor Svedberg D L 23 2013 Gothenburg, Sweden Blackhawks
21 Finland Teräväinen, TeuvoTeuvo Teräväinen C L 20 2013 Helsinki, Finland Blackhawks
United States van Riemsdyk, TrevorTrevor van Riemsdyk D R 23 2013 Middletown, New Jersey Blackhawks
47 Canada Wise, JamieJamie Wise LW L 23 2014 Stouffville, Ontario IceHogs

Team captains[edit]

Notable Alumni[edit]

Team records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Goals: Troy Brouwer: 35 (2007–08)
Assists: Martin St. Pierre: 67 (2007–08)
Points: Martin St. Pierre: 88 (2007–08)
Plus/minus: Klas Dahlbeck: 21 (2013–14)
Penalty minutes: Kyle Hagel: 245 (2010–11)
Goaltending wins: Corey Crawford: 29 (2007–08)
GAA: Carter Hutton: 2.35 (2011–12)
SV%: Wade Flaherty/Corey Crawford/Carter Hutton: 0.917 (2007–08/2008-09/2011-12)

Postseason[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schreck, Reed (January 11, 2013). "Rockford IceHogs end slide, count fan No. 2M on same night". Rockford Register Star (Rockford, IL). Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rockford IceHogs – Team roster". Rockford IceHogs. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Rockford IceHogs Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 

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