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
2015–16 Rockford IceHogs season
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City Rockford, Illinois
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division Central 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.


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]


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

Season-by-season results[edit]


Current roster[edit]

Updated November 1, 2015.[3][4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
27 Canada Baun, KyleKyle Baun RW R 23 2015 Toronto, Ontario Blackhawks
44 Canada Bickell, BryanBryan Bickell LW L 29 2004 Orono, Ontario Blackhawks
15 Canada Cumiskey, KyleKyle Cumiskey D L 28 2014 Abbotsford, British Columbia Blackhawks
14 Canada DeSousa, ChrisChris DeSousa C L 25 2015 Mississauga, Ontario IceHogs
11 United States Dowell, JakeJake Dowell C L 30 2015 Eau Claire, Wisconsin IceHogs
2 Belarus Gotovets, KirillKirill Gotovets (A) D L 24 2014 Minsk, Belarus IceHogs
23 United States Hinostroza, VinceVince Hinostroza C R 21 2015 Bartlett, Illinois Blackhawks
21 Canada Jardine, SamSam Jardine D L 22 2015 Lacombe, Alberta IceHogs
22 Canada Labrie, Pierre-CedricPierre-Cedric Labrie (A) LW L 28 2014 Baie-Comeau, Quebec IceHogs
49 Canada Leighton, MichaelMichael Leighton G L 34 2014 Petrolia, Ontario Blackhawks
17 Canada Liambas, MichaelMichael Liambas LW L 26 2015 Woodbridge, Ontario Blackhawks
53 Canada Mashinter, BrandonBrandon Mashinter (C) LW R 27 2013 Bradford, Ontario Blackhawks
4 United States Mattson, NickNick Mattson D R 24 2015 Chanhassen, Minnesota IceHogs
28 Canada McNeill, MarkMark McNeill C R 22 2012 Edmonton, Alberta Blackhawks
27 United States Morin, JeremyJeremy Morin LW R 24 2015 Auburn, New York Blackhawks
36 Canada Paille, DanielDaniel Paille LW L 31 2015 Welland, Ontario IceHogs
29 Finland Pokka, VilleVille Pokka D R 21 2014 Tornio, Finland Blackhawks
12 Sweden Rasmussen, DennisDennis Rasmussen C L 25 2014 Vasteras, Sweden Blackhawks
20 Canada Robertson, DennisDennis Robertson D L 24 2015 Fort St. John, British Columbia Blackhawks
26 United States Ross, GarretGarret Ross LW L 23 2013 Dearborn Heights, Michigan Blackhawks
5 United States Schilling, CameronCameron Schilling D L 27 2015 Carmel, Indiana Blackhawks
30 Canada Visentin, MarkMark Visentin G L 23 2015 Waterdown, Ontario IceHogs
7 United States Valleau, NolanNolan Valleau D L 23 2015 Novi, Michigan Blackhawks

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: 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)


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)


  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 2015-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Rockford IceHogs Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 

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