ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they recalled forward Spencer Abbott from the Rockford IceHogs.
Abbott, 28, leads the IceHogs with eight goals and shares the team lead in both points (21) and power-play goals (3). The forward produced multi-point efforts during each of his last two appearances with Rockford, and was riding a team season-high tying four-game point streak (4g, 2a) prior to today's recall to Chicago.
The Hamilton, Ontario, native has posted 169 points (57g, 112a) in 217 career AHL games between the Toronto Marlies (2011-15) and IceHogs (2015, 2016-17). He spent the 2015-16 season in the Swedish Hockey League with the Froluna Indians, totaling 35 points (14g, 21a) in 42 games, and has skated in one NHL game with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 5, 2013.
Prior to making his pro debut, Abbott excelled at the collegiate level with 146 points (54g, 92a) in 152 games with the University of Maine from 2008-12. The winger led all NCAA skaters in both points (62) and assists (41) during his senior season in 2011-12, and finished as a finalist for the 2011-12 Hobey Baker Award, which is presented annually to the best player in collegiate hockey.
Next Home Game: Sunday, January 8 vs. Chicago Wolves: Game time is 4 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 2,500 fans to enter the arena will receive a copy of the 2016-17 IceHogs team card set, compliments of the Rockford Register Star. After the game, fans have the opportunity to participate in Skate with the Hogs on the BMO Harris Bank Center ice. Fans are required to bring their own skates as there are no rentals available.