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ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Chicago Blackhawks today announced they have reassigned goaltender J.F. Berube to the Rockford IceHogs.
Berube, 26, appeared in one game with the Blackhawks, stopping 12 of 14 shots against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 6. The netminder has now combined to post a 6-4-3 record with a 3.09 GAA and .899 save percentage in 22 career NHL games between the New York Islanders (2015-17) and Blackhawks (2017).
The Repentigny, Quebec native returns to the IceHogs where he has compiled a 6-6-0 record with a 2.54 GAA, .913 save percentage and two shutouts in 12 games this season. He began the year with a 32-save shutout in his Rockford debut on Oct. 7 at Cleveland and won each of his first five starts with a 5-0-0 record, 1.38 GAA and .950 save percentage through Oct. 25.
Berube was originally selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. Along with his NHL totals, he has posted a career AHL record of 77-36-4 with a 2.32 GAA and .913 save percentage in 122 games
Next Home Game: The Rockford IceHogs return to the BMO Harris Bank Center to take on the reigning Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday, Dec. 9. Puck drop is 6 p.m. and the Hogs will be hosting their annual Girl Scout Night during the contest. Rockford has won each of the first three games in the season series with Grand Rapids, including a pair of shootout victories.