Rockford, Ill- The Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday that they have reassigned forward Byron Froese from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs to the Toledo Walleye (ECHL).
Chicago’s fourth round selection (119th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Froese has been held scoreless in 11 games with the IceHogs this season, registering six penalty minutes. Froese made his professional debut with Rockford on Oct. 8 against the Grand Rapids Griffins.
The Winkler, Manitoba native played 70 games with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL in 2010-11, tallying 81 points (43g-38a). Froese also scored seven points (5g-2a) in nine playoff tilts with the Rebels.
Next Home Game: Friday, Dec. 2 vs. Lake Erie. The puck hits the ice at 7:05 p.m. The IceHogs welcome the Lake Erie Monsters to the BMO Harris Bank Center for the first time in 2011-12. The first 1,500 fans (21 or older) will get an IceHogs pint glass thanks to Applebees.