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
2021–22 AHL season
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 coachDerek King[2]
MediaWIFR 23.2 (Antenna TV)
SportsFan 1330
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.

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


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
2019–206329302262.4921561875th, Central2020Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020–213212191025.391891156th, Central2021No playoffs were held

Players


Current roster

Updated July 22, 2021.[3][4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
84 Andrei Altybarmakyan RW L 22 2021 St. Petersburg, Russia Blackhawks
80 Tom Aubrun G L 26 2020 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France IceHogs
26 Evan Barratt C L 22 2021 Bristol, Pennsylvania Blackhawks
79 D.J. Busdeker RW R 21 2020 Dexter, Michigan IceHogs
67 Matej Chalupa LW L 22 2021 Praha, Czech Republic Blackhawks
Josh Dickinson C L 23 2021 Georgetown, Ontario Blackhawks
Liam Folkes C R 25 2021 Scarborough, Ontario IceHogs
49 Mitchell Fossier LW L 24 2020 Alpharetta, Georgia IceHogs
15 Carson Gicewicz C R 24 2021 Orchard Park, New York IceHogs
59 Mikael Hakkarainen C L 23 2019 Helsinki, Finland Blackhawks
63 Michael Krutil D R 19 2021 Praha, Czech Republic IceHogs
43 Chad Krys D L 23 2019 Ridgefield, Connecticut Blackhawks
54 Anton Lindholm D L 26 2021 Skellefteå, Sweden Blackhawks
68 Riley McKay LW L 22 2020 Swan River, Manitoba IceHogs
39 Dylan McLaughlin C L 26 2019 Lancaster, New York IceHogs
14 Garrett Mitchell (C) C R 29 2020 Regina, Saskatchewan IceHogs
62 Cole Moberg D R 20 2021 North Vancouver, British Columbia IceHogs
31 Cale Morris G L 25 2020 Larkspur, Colorado IceHogs
45 Cam Morrison LW L 22 2021 Aurora, Ontario Blackhawks
56 Dmitri Osipov D R 24 2019 Moscow, Russia IceHogs
41 Isaak Phillips D L 19 2021 Barrie, Ontario Blackhawks
73 Brandon Pirri C L 30 2021 Toronto, Ontario Blackhawks
85 Jack Ramsey D R 25 2019 Chanhassen, Minnesota IceHogs
82 Josiah Slavin LW L 22 2021 Erie, Colorado IceHogs
53 Michal Teply RW R 20 2021 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic Blackhawks
37 Mathew Thompson C R 27 2019 Alliston, Ontario IceHogs
57 Christopher Wilkie RW R 25 2020 Omaha, Nebraska IceHogs
61 Chad Yetman RW R 21 2021 Ajax, Ontario 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)
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


  1. "RELEASE: Blackhawks Announce Purchase of Rockford IceHogs". Chicago Blackhawks. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  2. "King named IceHogs head coach as 'Hawks remove interim tag". WREX. April 26, 2019.
  3. "Rockford IceHogs – Team roster". Rockford IceHogs. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  4. "Rockford IceHogs Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  5. "Garrett Mitchell Named 13th Captain in Rockford IceHogs History". OurSports Cental. February 5, 2021.