ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have recalled forward Brandon Hagel from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Hagel, 21, has skated in 55 games with the IceHogs this season, logging 30 points (19g, 11a). He leads the team in goals and is third on the roster in points. Additionally, his 19 markers are tied for fifth among rookies in the American Hockey League.
The former Red Deer Rebel was most recently recalled on Jan. 20 but was reassigned on Jan. 21 and has yet to make his National Hockey League debut. He looks to become the 121st IceHog to reach the NHL and the 90th to go from Rockford to Chicago.
Signed by the Blackhawks on Oct. 30, 2018, he made his professional hockey debut with the IceHogs at the end of the 2018-19 season, tallying one assist in eight games. Then, after dishing one assist through the first six games of the 2019-20 campaign, Hagel exploded for 20 points (13, 7a) in a 32 game span, including a stretch of 18 games from Oct. 30-Dec. 13 in which he contributed 12 points (8g, 4a) and was not held pointless in back-to-back games.
The native of Saskatoon, SK netted his first multi-goal game when he tallied twice in a 4-1 win against the Manitoba Moose on Jan, 8.
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