Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have assigned forward Tanner Kero to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Following a successful senior season with Michigan Tech, Kero recorded five goals in six regular season games with the IceHogs in 2014-15, along with two goals and an assist in the postseason.
Kero paced the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Michigan Tech Huskies with a collegiate career-high 46 points, 20 goals and 26 assists in 41 games during his senior year; he also led the WCHA in points. The Huskies’ co-captain ranked fourth on the club with a +22 plus/minus rating and led the team with 150 shots on goal. A 2015 Hobey Baker nominee, Kero shared the Huskies lead with seven game-winning goals. The Hancock, Mich., native was named the 2014-15 WCHA Player of the Year, WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year and to the All-WCHA First Team. In his four years at Michigan Tech, Kero totaled 111 points (55G, 56A) in 153 games.
Prior to his collegiate career, Kero tallied 37 points (13G, 24A) in 55 games during the 2010-11 season with the United States Hockey League’s Fargo Force; he was also named to the USHL Western Conference All-Star Team.
Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 17 vs. Texas Stars. The IceHogs open their 17th season at the BMO against Texas at 7 p.m., and the first 5,000 fans to the game will get an IceHogs calendar courtesy of Mulligan’s. For tickets visit IceHogs.com or call (815) 968-5222.