Luke Johnson has gotten a few chances to talk to Rockford head coach Jeremy Colliton, and he likes what the new coach is selling. “He seems like a knowledgeable guy about the game,” said Johnson, who played 73 games with the IceHogs last season. “He’s a younger guy and his career wasn’t too long ago. […]
Being the farm team for an NHL organization isn’t always easy. Outside of a few fringe guys who might be signed to minor league deals, most of your players are technically signed to an NHL team that ultimately makes the big decisions. The Rockford IceHogs have seen the pros and cons of this arrangement over […]
Darren Raddysh had a huge year for OHL Erie, and now the 21-year-old defenseman has signed a one-year AHL contract with the Chicago Blackhawks’ affiliate in Rockford. Raddysh spent the last five seasons playing for the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League, where he was teammates with Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat. Raddysh, 21, […]
Jeremy Colliton would still love to be playing hockey. As he put it, “it’s the best game in the world to play.” But post-concussion symptoms cut his pro playing career short and led to a coaching opportunity in Sweden. It was a successful transition. Now, Colliton will bring his coaching ability back to this side […]
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled goaltender Lars Johansson from Rockford of the American Hockey League and assigned rookie forward Nick Schmaltz to the IceHogs.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have extended their affiliation deal with the Rockford IceHogs of American Hockey League through the 2021-22 season.