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 1995
Operated 2007–present
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 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.

History[edit]

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.

On January 11, 2013, the IceHogs declared Rachael Williams as the team's "Two Millionth Fan."[1][2]

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 March 1, 2015.[3][4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
13 Canada Abbott, SpencerSpencer Abbott RW R 26 2015 Hamilton, Ontario Blackhawks
16 Canada Bass, CodyCody Bass (A) C R 28 2014 Owen Sound, Ontario Blackhawks
25 United States Broadhurst, AlexAlex Broadhurst C L 22 2013 New Lenox, Illinois Blackhawks
27 Canada Carey, MattMatt Carey LW L 23 2014 Hamilton, Ontario Blackhawks
15 Canada Cumiskey, KyleKyle Cumiskey D L 28 2014 Abbotsford, British Columbia Blackhawks
18 Canada Danault, PhillipPhillip Danault C L 22 2012 Victoriaville, Quebec Blackhawks
9 Canada Fournier, DillonDillon Fournier D L 20 2014 Montreal, Quebec Blackhawks
2 Belarus Gotovets, KirillKirill Gotovets D L 23 2014 Minsk, Belarus IceHogs
24 United States Hartman, RyanRyan Hartman RW R 20 2013 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Blackhawks
4 United States Johns, StephenStephen Johns D R 22 2014 Wampum, Pennsylvania Blackhawks
22 Canada Labrie, Pierre-CedricPierre-Cedric Labrie (A) LW L 28 2014 Baie-Comeau, Quebec Blackhawks
14 United States LeBlanc, DrewDrew LeBlanc C L 25 2013 Duluth, Minnesota Blackhawks
49 Canada Leighton, MichaelMichael Leighton G L 33 2014 Petrolia, Ontario Blackhawks
53 Canada Mashinter, BrandonBrandon Mashinter LW R 26 2013 Bradford, Ontario Blackhawks
28 Canada McNeill, MarkMark McNeill C R 22 2012 Edmonton, Alberta Blackhawks
3 United States Miskovic, ZachZach Miskovic D R 29 2014 River Forest, Illinois IceHogs
29 Finland Pokka, VilleVille Pokka D R 20 2014 Tornio, Finland Blackhawks
30 Finland Raanta, AnttiAntti Raanta G L 25 2014 Rauma, Finland Blackhawks
12 Sweden Rasmussen, DennisDennis Rasmussen C L 24 2014 Vasteras, Sweden Blackhawks
11 Denmark Regin, PeterPeter Regin C L 28 2014 Herning, Denmark Blackhawks
26 United States Ross, GarretGarret Ross LW L 22 2013 Dearborn Heights, Michigan Blackhawks
38 United States Schnell, RyanRyan Schnell LW L 26 2014 Cary, Illinois IceHogs
8 Sweden Svedberg, ViktorViktor Svedberg D L 23 2013 Gothenburg, Sweden Blackhawks
6 United States van Riemsdyk, TrevorTrevor van Riemsdyk D R 23 2013 Middletown, New Jersey Blackhawks
19 United States Walters, DaneDane Walters (PTO) RW R 26 2015 St. Paul, Minnesota IceHogs
20 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)

Post-season[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. ^ Passolt, Kelsie (January 11, 2013). "Rockford IceHogs honor 2 millionth fan". KWWL. Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Rockford IceHogs – Team roster". Rockford IceHogs. Retrieved 2015-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Rockford IceHogs Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2015-01-23. 

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