Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have released goaltender Jake Hildebrand from their training camp roster. The IceHogs and Hildebrand agreed to terms on an AHL contract on June 15.
Hildebrand, 22, finished his four-year collegiate career at Michigan State University last season, posting a career record of 45-70-14 with a 2.54 GAA and .921 save percentage. He was named the Team MVP for each of his four seasons (2012-16) with the Spartans, becoming the first four-time Team MVP in Michigan State hockey history. The Butler, Penn. native was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Goalie of the Year in 2014-15 when he tied for the most shutouts in the nation (6) and finished with a 2.18 GAA and .930 save percentage.
Hildebrand will report to training camp with the IceHogs. Rockford opens camp on Sunday, Oct. 2.
Home Opener: Saturday, Oct. 22 vs. Milwaukee at 7 p.m. The IceHogs open their 18th season of professional hockey at the BMO with the first home game of the 2016-17 season. The first 5,000 fans to enter the arena will receive an IceHogs calendar compliments of BMO Harris Bank. For tickets visit IceHogs.com or call (815) 968-5222.