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ICEHOGS SIGN HAGEL TO AHL CONTRACT

Article By: Mike Peck

Photo by Jim Orlando
07/07/2010 9:04 AM - Winger returns to Rockford after a stint in ’09-10

Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced on Tuesday that the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League have signed left wing Kyle Hagel for the upcoming 2010-11 season.

Hagel appeared in nine games with the IceHogs during the 2009-10 season racking up 36 penalty minutes. Entering his third professional season, the Hamilton, Ont. native also played three games with the AHL’s Rochester Americans in 2008-09.

“We’re very excited about getting Kyle Hagel signed for the 2010-11 season,” said Bernard. “He’s a player that joined us late last season and really impressed us. Kyle brings energy and toughness to our squad and can also contribute offensively.

“He is a player that our fans will easily be able to identify with through his hard work and dedication to his craft.”

The 25-year old winger skated in 42 games with the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) last season totaling seven goal and eight assists while getting whistled for 77 penalty minutes. Hagel tied for the team lead in postseason scoring (four points) and goals (three).

After playing four seasons at Princeton University, Hagel made his professional debut with the Fresno Falcons (ECHL) in 2008-09. After the Falcons folded mid-season, Hagel joined the Reading Royals (ECHL) and accumulated 7g-6a and 143 PIMs in 38 overall games during his rookie campaign in the ECHL.

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