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Rockford IceHogs

The Rockford IceHogs are a professional ice hockey and minor league affiliate team of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks based in Rockford, Illinois.

The IceHogs play in the American Hockey League (AHL), having begun play in the League starting in the 2007–08 season and play their home games at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

HistoryEdit

The current Rockford IceHogs were founded in 1995 as the Baltimore Bandits and then the team relocated in 1997 to Cincinnati to become the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks.

The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks suspended their 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 they 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, Illinois to become the present-day Rockford IceHogs.

Team CaptainsEdit

  • Jim Fahey, 2007–2008
  • Tim Brent, 2008–2009
  • Jake Dowell, 2009–2010, 2015-2016
  • Garnet Exelby, 2010–2011
  • Brandon Segal and Brian Fahey, 2011–2012
  • Martin St. Pierre, 2012–2013
  • Jared Nightingale, 2013–2014
  • Joakim Nordstrom, 2014-2015
  • Brandon Mashinter, 2015

Rockford IceHogs AlumniEdit

Team RecordsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

  • 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-seasonEdit

  • 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)

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