05/07/2010 10:16 AM
By: Chris Etheridge
Rockford, Ill.- 11 former Rockford IceHogs have played in this season’s Stanley Cup playoffs, including nine for the Chicago Blackhawks. Two other former IceHogs have played in the 2010 Calder Cup playoffs.
Left wing Bryan Bickell (2007-10) has an assist in four games with the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Center Dave Bolland (2007-08) has a goal and three assists in nine games for Chicago.
Right wing Troy Brouwer (2007-09) has been held without a point in eight games with the Hawks. Right wing Dustin Byfuglien (2007-08) has three goals in nine games and center Colin Fraser (2007-08) is without a point in three games for Chicago.
Defensemen Jordan Hendry (2007-09) is without a point in five games and Niklas Hjalmarsson (2007-09) has a goal and two assists in nine games. Goalie Antti Niemi (2008-09) has started every game for the Blackhawks, posting a 6-3 record with a 2.53 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. Left wing Kris Versteeg (2007-08) has two goals and three assists in nine games for Chicago.
The Blackhawks eliminated the Nashville Predators 4-games-to-2 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals and lead the Vancouver Canucks 2-games-to-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals.
Defenseman Kevin Klein (2004-05) had two assists in six games with the Predators in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Left wing Raitis Ivanans (2002-04) appeared in one game with the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Kings were eliminated 4-games-to-2 by the Vancouver Canucks.
Defenseman Danny Groulx (2008-09) has a goal and six assists in 10 games with the Atlantic Division Champion Worcester Sharks in the Calder Cup playoffs. The Sharks are leading the Manchester Monarchs 3-games-to-2 in the Division Finals after beating the Lowell Devils 4-games-to-1 in the Division Semifinals.
Center Mike Radja (2008-09) had an assist in five games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the East Division Semifinals. The Sound Tigers were eliminated 4-games-to-1 by the Hershey Bears.