Jeremy Colliton was named head coach of the Rockford IceHogs on May 18, 2017 by Chicago Blackhawks Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman. Colliton is the IceHogs' fourth head coach during AHL affiliation and 10th overall bench boss in franchise history.
In his first season behind Rockford's bench, Colliton led Rockford to a 40-28-4-4 record and berth in the 2018 Calder Cup playoffs. He then guided the IceHogs to their first-ever appearance in the Western Conference finals with a first-round sweep of the Chicago Wolves and four-game sweep of the Manitoba Moose. Colliton concluded his first season as head coach of the IceHogs ranked first all-time in AHL playoff games (13) and wins (9) for Rockford.
Prior to joining the IceHogs, Colliton spent four seasons as head coach of Mora IK in Sweden (HockeyAllsvenskan). The Blacklie, Alberta native Colliton guided his team to a league-best 35-4-13 record during the 2016-17 season and future league promotion to the Swedish Hockey League for the 2017-18 campaign. Colliton completed the feat by guiding Mora IK to a 4-2 series victory over Leksands IF.
Colliton originally joined the coaching ranks with Mora IK as an interim head coach during the 2013-14 season, before taking over full-time the following season. In his four seasons behind the bench, Colliton piloted Mora IK to a 98-18-57 record.
Colliton played professional hockey for eight years between the National Hockey League and American Hockey League. He appeared in 57 NHL games with the New York Islanders across five seasons (2005-09, 2010-11), notching three goals and three assists. The 32 year old also spent parts of six seasons (2005-09, 2010-12) in the AHL with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, recording 203 points (77G, 126A) in 326 career games.
Colliton was originally selected by the Islanders in the second round (58th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft. His professional playing career also includes stints with the Rogle Angelholm (2009-10) in the Swedish Elite League and Mora IK (2013-14).
Further, he earned gold and silver medals while representing Canada at the 2005 and 2004 IIHF World U20 Junior Championships, respectively.