ROCKFORD, Ill -- The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have assigned forward Vinnie Hinostroza to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Hinostroza, 23, split the 2016-17 season between the IceHogs and Blackhawks, tallying 6g-8a-14pts in 49 NHL games and 3g-4a-7pts in 15 AHL contests. The Chicago, Ill. native became the first rookie to lead Rockford in points during his 2015-16 campaign after totaling 18g-33a-51pts in 66 games for the IceHogs.
Overall, the forward has combined for 60 points (21g, 39a) in 86 career AHL games with the IceHogs from 2015-17, and 14 points (6g, 8a) in 56 career NHL contests with the Blackhawks over the last two seasons.
The IceHogs played their final preseason game on Friday and open the 2017-18 season in Cleveland on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. Rockford returns home to the BMO Harris Bank Center for its Home Opener on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. For tickets, click here.
Single Game Tickets On Sale Now: The Rockford IceHogs return to action at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. Single game tickets for the 2017-18 season are on sale now and can be purchased through IceHogs.com, by calling (815) 968-5222, or at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office. Single-game ticket prices start at $9 and range to $29.