Rockford IceHogs

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Rockford IceHogs
Rockford IceHogs.webp
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 coachAnders Sorensen
CaptainGarrett Mitchell
MediaWIFR 23.2 (Antenna TV)
SportsFan 1330
AHL.TV (Internet)
Affiliate(s)Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Indy Fuel (ECHL)
WebsiteIceHogs.com
Franchise history
1995–1997Baltimore Bandits
1997–2005Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
2007–presentRockford IceHogs
Current season

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 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]

Timeline[edit]

The franchise was previously known as
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Season-by-season results[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year Prelims 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
2021–22 72 37 30 4 1 79 .549 223 221 4th, Central 2022 W, 2–0, TEX L, 0–3, CHI

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated August 11, 2022.[2][3]

No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
Canada Morgan Adams-Moisan RW R 25 2022 La Tuque, Quebec IceHogs
26 United States Evan Barratt C L 23 2021 Bristol, Pennsylvania Blackhawks
74 Canada Nicolas Beaudin D L 22 2019 Chateauguay, Quebec Blackhawks
91 United States D.J. Busdeker RW R 22 2020 Dexter, Michigan IceHogs
United States Adam Clendening D R 29 2022 Niagara Falls, New York IceHogs
76 Czech Republic Jakub Galvas D L 23 2021 Ostrava, Czech Republic Blackhawks
15 United States Carson Gicewicz C R 25 2021 Orchard Park, New York IceHogs
United States Dave Gust RW R 28 2022 Orland Park, Illinois IceHogs
86 United States Mike Hardman RW L 23 2021 Hanover, Massachusetts Blackhawks
34 Canada Kale Howarth LW L 25 2021 Red Deer, Alberta IceHogs
United States Bobby Lynch RW R 24 2022 Grand Blanc, Michigan IceHogs
United States Seamus Malone C L 26 2022 Naperville, Illinois IceHogs
68 Canada Riley McKay LW L 23 2020 Swan River, Manitoba IceHogs
14 Canada Garrett Mitchell (C) C R 30 2020 Regina, Saskatchewan IceHogs
51 Canada Ian Mitchell D R 23 2021 St. Albert, Alberta Blackhawks
United States Andrew Perrott D R 20 2022 Detroit, Michigan IceHogs
41 Canada Isaak Phillips D L 20 2021 Barrie, Ontario Blackhawks
59 Czech Republic Jakub Pour RW L 23 2021 Rokycany, Czech Republic Blackhawks
75 United States Alec Regula D R 22 2021 West Bloomfield Township, Michigan Blackhawks
27 Germany Lukas Reichel LW L 20 2021 Nuremberg, Germany Blackhawks
36 United States Josiah Slavin LW L 23 2021 Erie, Colorado Blackhawks
40 Sweden Arvid Soderblom G L 22 2021 Göteborg, Sweden Blackhawks
49 United States Jaxson Stauber G L 23 2022 Wayzata, Minnesota Blackhawks
53 Czech Republic Michal Teply RW R 21 2021 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic Blackhawks
47 United States Cliff Watson D L 28 2021 Sheboygan, Wisconsin IceHogs
60 Canada Mitchell Weeks G L 21 2022 Barrie, Ontario IceHogs
Canada Dylan Wells G L 24 2022 St. Catharines, Ontario IceHogs

Team captains[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Team records[edit]

IceHogs primary logo from 2007–2022.
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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RELEASE: Blackhawks Announce Purchase of Rockford IceHogs". Chicago Blackhawks. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  2. ^ "Rockford IceHogs – Team roster". Rockford IceHogs. Retrieved 2022-08-11.
  3. ^ "Rockford IceHogs Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2022-08-11.
  4. ^ "Garrett Mitchell Named 13th Captain in Rockford IceHogs History". OurSports Central. February 5, 2021.

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