Chicago, Ill. - The National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Vinnie Hinostroza from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Hinostroza, 22, has collected 3g-4a-7pts in 15 games with Rockford this season. The Bartlett, Ill. native posted back-to-back multi-point games on March 10 and March 14 en route to tallying five points (3g, 2a) over his last five contests with the IceHogs.
Last season, Hinostroza became the first IceHogs rookie to lead the team in points after totaling 18g-33a-51pts in 66 AHL games.
Hinostroza now returns to the Blackhawks where he has notched 6g-8a-14pts in 48 NHL contests this season. His 14 points rank fourth among Blackhawks rookies.
Next Home Game: Friday, March 31 vs. Texas Stars, 7 p.m. The IceHogs host the Texas Stars for the fourth and final meeting of the 2016-17 season. The first 1,500 fans to enter the BMO Harris Bank Center will receive an IceHogs beach towel courtesy of Peak Fitness. It's also a Blues Flame Friday pregame party presented by District Bar & Grill. Doors to the Blue Flame Lounge on the main concourse open at 5:15 p.m. for the pregame festivities. Fans 21-and-older are invited to enjoy live music from Recently Paroled, a happy hour special and free appetizers at the Blue Flame Lounge.