Article By: Mike Peck
09/15/2012 4:00 PM - Rockford, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Saturday that the National Hockey League club has assigned 26 players to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Players assigned include forwards Kyle Beach, Brandon Bollig, Terry Broadhurst, Rob Flick, Byron Froese, David Gilbert, Jimmy Hayes, Marcus Kruger, Peter LeBlanc, Jeremy Morin, Philippe Paradis, Brandon Pirri, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw and Ben Smith, defensemen Adam Clendening, Klas Dahlbeck, Shawn Lalonde, Joe Lavin, Nick Leddy, Dylan Olsen and Ryan Stanton, and goaltenders Mac Carruth, Carter Hutton, Alec Richards and Kent Simpson.
Additionally, the Blackhawks have assigned forward Joakim Nordstrom to the Swedish Elite League’s AIK, forward Phillip Danault to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Victoriaville Tigres and forward Mark McNeill to the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders.
Pirri was Rockford’s leading scorer a season ago when he put up 56 points (23g-33a). LeBlanc led the IceHogs with 24 goals and Hutton was named Rockford’s most valuable player after recording a record of 22-13-4 while setting a team record with a 2.35 goals against average.
IceHogs training camp kicks off of Sunday, Sept. 30. A complete training camp schedule will be released at a later date.
Tickets Now On Sale: Tickets for the 2012-13 regular season are now on sale. Call (815) 968-5222, online through icehogs.com or in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office. Check out icehogs.com for the entire 2012-13 regular season schedule.