Rockford, Ill.- Fans voted Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and former Rockford IceHogs skater (2007-08, 2008-09) Niklas Hjalmarsson as the third and final bobblehead giveaway for 2010-11 courtesy of U.S. Cellular. The bobblehead is slated for Saturday, March 19 as the IceHogs host Peoria at 7:05 p.m.
U.S. Cellular allowed fans the opportunity to vote for the third bobblehead in a three-player set to be given away. Hjalmarsson beat out Bryan Bickell and Troy Brouwer in the voting submitted by text messages.
The IceHogs gave away a Jack Skille bobblehead on Nov. 27 against Peoria and Kyle Beach on Jan. 8 against Grand Rapids. Hjalmarsson’s figurine will complete the set and a stand for all three is included in the giveaway.
For more information about giveaways visit icehogs.com/schedule/promotions. For ticket’s to any IceHogs game call the IceHogs office at (815) 968-5222, visit icehogs.com or stop down to the MetroCentre box office.
Next Home Game: Feb. 26 vs. Milwaukee Admirals: Game time is 7:05 p.m. The IceHogs welcome hockey legend Bobby Hull to the MetroCentre presented by U.S. Cellular. Also on Saturday, the first 2,500 fans will receive an IceHogs jersey bag courtesy of Rockford Orthopedic, WTVO and BOB FM.