Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have recalled forward Brandon Mashinter and defenseman Ville Pokka from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. Mashinter and Pokka have each appeared in two preseason games for Chicago this year; Pokka has tallied one assist.
Mashinter, 27, tallied 32 points (17g-15a) and 57 penalty minutes in 69 games for the IceHogs last season. His 17 goals in 2014-2015 ranked fourth best for Rockford.
The Bradford, Ontario native has appeared in a combined 23 NHL games, between the San Jose Sharks and the New York Rangers. He has earned 194 points (96g-98a) and 527 penalty minutes in 398 career AHL games with Rockford, Worcester, Connecticut and Hartford.
Pokka, 21, is entering his second pro season after recording 30 points (8g-22a) as a rookie with the IceHogs. For his efforts during the 2014-15 season, Pokka was named to the 2014-15 AHL All-Rookie 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.