10/02/2014 8:23 AM
Photos courtesy of Jim Orlando
Article By: Mike Peck
Chicago, Ill.- The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have assigned forward Ryan Hartman to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Hartman, 20, made his professional debut last season with Rockford after completing his junior career with the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers. In nine games with the IceHogs in 2013-14, Hartman totaled 3g-4a-7pts following his second season in Plymouth where he racked up 25g-28a-53pts in 52 games.
The West Dundee, Ill. native was selected in the first round (#30 overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Rockford’s training camp roster now stands at 35 overall players, including 18 forwards, 14 defenseman and three goaltenders.
The IceHogs will host the Chicago Wolves on Thursday night in a preseason game at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Game time is 7 p.m. and there is no admission fee, but fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Rock River Food Pantry. Every fan that donates will receive a voucher for a buy one, get one free ticket to any IceHogs home October game.
Next Home Game: The IceHogs open the 2014-15 season on Saturday, Oct. 11 against the Milwaukee Admirals. The puck drops at 7 p.m., and the first 5,000 fans will receive an IceHogs calendar courtesy of Stateline Staffing Services. For tickets visit IceHogs.com or call (815) 968-5222.