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
2019–20 AHL season
CityRockford, Illinois
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceWestern
DivisionCentral
Founded1995
Operated2007–present
Home arenaBMO Harris Bank Center
ColorsRed, black, white
              
Owner(s)City of Rockford
General managerMark Bernard
Head coachDerek King[1]
MediaWIFR 23.3 (Justice Network)
104.9 The X
AHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesChicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Indy Fuel (ECHL)
WebsiteIceHogs.com
Franchise history
1995–1997Baltimore Bandits
1997–2005Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
2007–presentRockford IceHogs

History

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.

Timeline

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

Season-by-season results

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year 1st
round
2nd
round
3rd
round
Finals
2007–088044264698.6132472312nd, West2008W, 4–1, HOUL, 3–4, CHI
2008–098040340686.5382292204th, West2009L, 0–4, MIL
2009–108044303394.5882262263rd, West2010L, 0–4, TEX
2010–118038334585.5312162458th, West2011Did not qualify
2011–127635322779.5202072285th, Midwest2012Did not qualify
2012–137642312187.5722462253rd, Midwest2013Did not qualify
2013–147635325479.5202342624th, Midwest2014Did not qualify
2014–157646235299.6512221802nd, Midwest2015W, 3–0, TEXL, 1–4. GR
2015–1676402210494.6182142053rd, Central2016L, 0–3, LE
2016–177625399362.4081752468th, Central2017Did not qualify
2017–187640284488.5792392344th, Central2018W, 3–0, CHIW, 4–0, MBL, 2–4, TEX
2018–197635314680.5261842147th, Central2019Did not qualify

Players

Current roster

Updated December 12, 2019.[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
39 Nicolas Beaudin D L 20 2019 Chateauguay, Quebec Blackhawks
19 Joseph Cramarossa LW L 27 2019 Markham, Ontario Blackhawks
23 Lucas Carlsson D L 22 2018 Gävle, Sweden Blackhawks
1 Collin Delia G L 25 2017 Rancho Cucamonga, California Blackhawks
44 MacKenzie Entwistle RW R 20 2019 Mississauga, Ontario Blackhawks
26 Alexandre Fortin LW L 22 2017 Blainville, Quebec Blackhawks
22 Brandon Hagel LW L 21 2019 Morinville, Alberta Blackhawks
5 Philip Holm D L 28 2019 Stockholm, Sweden Blackhawks
24 Reese Johnson RW R 21 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Blackhawks
4 Chad Krys D L 21 2019 Ridgefield, Connecticut Blackhawks
25 Philipp Kurashev C L 20 2019 Munsingen, Switzerland Blackhawks
30 Kevin Lankinen G L 24 2018 Helsinki, Finland Blackhawks
12 Ian McCoshen D L 24 2019 Anaheim, California Blackhawks
18 Dylan McLaughlin C L 24 2019 Lancaster, New York IceHogs
7 Nick Moutrey C L 24 2018 Shelburne, Ontario IceHogs
21 Jacob Nilsson (A) C L 26 2018 Stockholm, Sweden Blackhawks
29 Dmitri Osipov D R 23 2019 Moscow, Russia IceHogs
17 John Quenneville RW L 23 2019 Edmonton, Alberta Blackhawks
16 Tyler Sikura (C) LW L 27 2017 Aurora, Ontario IceHogs
37 Tim Söderlund LW L 21 2019 Skellefteå, Sweden Blackhawks
43 Mathew Thompson C R 26 2019 Alliston, Ontario IceHogs
31 Matt Tomkins G L 25 2017 Edmonton, Alberta IceHogs
36 Joni Tuulola D L 23 2018 Hämeenlinna, Finland Blackhawks
57 Anton Wedin LW L 26 2019 Sundsvall, Sweden Blackhawks
28 Ben Youds D R 31 2019 Maple Grove, Minnesota IceHogs

Team captains

Notable alumni

Team records

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)

Post-season

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

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