Article By: Nate Haeni
03/01/2015 11:16 AM
Photo by Christina Shapiro
Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs announced Sunday that they have loaned defenseman Justin Holl to the ECHL’s Indy Fuel.
Holl, 22, made his AHL debut in Rockford’s 6-3 win over the Texas Stars on Saturday. The Tonka Bay, Minn. native has recorded four goals and 19 assists with the Indy Fuel to start his first professional season. The rookie defenseman made his pro debut on Oct. 17 and registered his first point the next night against Fort Wayne.
Prior to turning pro, Holl spent four seasons with the University of Minnesota from 2010-2014, compiling eight goals and 30 assists in 142 career games. During his senior season, Holl scored the game-winning tally in the final few seconds of the NCAA semifinals to send the Gophers to the National Championship game against Union.
Holl was selected in the second round (#54 overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Blackhawks.
Next Home Game: Friday, Mar. 6 vs. Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. The IceHogs complete their season series with the Barons as Oklahoma City returns to the BMO for Rockford Hockey Club Night. Rockford will be recognizing youth hockey in the community by wearing specialty Rockford Hockey Club sweaters during the game.