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GOTOVETS HEADED TO ROCKFORD

Photo by Todd Reicher
02/12/2015 10:43 AM

Article By: Brent Hollerud

Defenseman reassigned to IceHogs from Indy Fuel

Rockford, Ill. - The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs announced on Thursday that they have recalled defenseman Kirill Gotovets (KAH-rihl GOH-tuh-vehts) from the Indy Fuel of the ECHL.

Gotovets, 23, has appeared in 38 games for the Fuel this season picking up six goals and five assists in the process.  The four-year product of Cornell University was drafted in the seventh round (No. 183 overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

A native of Minsk, Belarus, Gotovets has appeared in one AHL game, playing with the Milwaukee Admirals following the conclusion of his career at Cornell last season. The 5-foot-11, 194-pound rearguard accrued three goals and 16 assists in 112 games with the Big Red.

Next Home Game:
Saturday, Feb. 14, vs. Oklahoma City Barons: Game begins at 7 p.m. Rockford hosts the Barons for the first time this season in a Valentine’s Day matchup at the BMO. The first 1,500 fans through the gates will also receive a limited edition IceHogs poster, presented by Hub Printing.