09/25/2017 3:00 PM
Photos by Todd Reicher
Article By: Bob Mills
Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs announced on Monday that the team has agreed to terms with right wing Radovan Bondra on a one-year AHL contract. In a separate transaction, defenseman Viktor Svedberg has been assigned to Rockford by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Bondra, 20, joined the IceHogs at the tail-end of the 2016-17 campaign and picked up two penalty minutes (PIM) in five games. The 6-5, 216 lbs. forward split the majority of last season between the Vancouver Giants and Prince George Cougars (WHL), playing in 62 games with 32g-31a-63pts.
The Trebisov, Slovakia native played the last two seasons (2015-17) in the WHL, racking up 47g-46a-93pts in 120 games. Before making the move to North America, Bondra helped Team Slovakia capture the Bronze Medal in the 2014-15 U20 World Junior Championships. That season, he also helped HC Kosice to the Slovakian Extraliga championship.
Bondra was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fifth round (#151 overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Svedberg, 26, appeared in 51 games for Rockford last year, collecting 2g-9a-11pts and 70 PIM. The Gothenburg, Sweden native has played the last four seasons (2013-17) with Rockford, skating in 175 games and posting 8g-41a-49pts with 176 PIM.
The 6-9, 234 lbs. defenseman made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 9, 2015, and scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 15, 2015 against the Washington Capitals.
The IceHogs Training Camp roster now stands at 17 forwards, nine defensemen, and three goalies. To view the roster, click here.
Single Game Tickets On Sale Now: The Rockford IceHogs return to action at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. Single game tickets for the 2017-18 season are on sale now and can be purchased through IceHogs.com, by calling (815) 968-5222, or at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office. Single-game ticket prices start at $9 and range to $29.