Chicago, Ill. – The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have recalled defenseman Ville Pokka from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and assigned defenseman Viktor Svedberg to Rockford.
Pokka, 21, posted 30 points (8g-22a) in his first season with the IceHogs in 2014-15. For his efforts last season, he was named to the 2014-15 AHL All-Rookie Team.
Svedberg, 24, recorded 14 points (3g-11a) in 49 regular-season games in his second season with Rockford. His four assists in eight postseason appearances tied for the most among Rockford defensemen. Svedberg has totaled 23 points (5g-18a) in 84 professional games in North America, all with the IceHogs. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native was originally signed as a free agent on Oct. 19, 2013.
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