Rockford, Ill. –The Chicago Blackhawks today announced they have recalled defenseman Dennis Gilbert from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Gilbert, 23, has skated in three contests with the Blackhawks this season, recording two shots on goal and 17 hits. His last appearance with Chicago was on Oct. 29 and his 6.5 hits per game are more than any other Blackhawks skater.
The Buffalo, New York native has also appeared in 11 games with the IceHogs this season and has notched two assists and a +4 rating in his last three outings.
Originally selected by Chicago in the third round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Gilbert made his professional debut with the IceHogs last season, logging 14 points (5g, 9a) in 63 AHL games. He led Rockford with 67 penalty minutes and was tabbed the team’s Most Improved Player after nearly doubling his first-half point production with nine points over his final 26 contests of the season.