ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Chicago Blackhawks today announced they have assigned goaltender Collin Delia to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Delia, 25, split the 2018-19 campaign between Rockford and Chicago. He combined to post a 13-8-4 record with a 2.48 GAA and .922 save percentage in 26 AHL games during his stints with the IceHogs, finishing the season ranked second among qualified goaltenders in save percentage and ninth in GAA. The second-year IceHogs netminder only once suffered back-to-back regulation losses during the campaign and limited opponents to two or fewer goals in 16 of his 26 AHL outings.
The Rancho Cucamonga, California native also went 6-4-3 with a 3.61 GAA and .908 save percentage in 16 NHL games for the Blackhawks, including winning each of his first three starts on Dec. 21 at Colorado (35 saves), Dec. 27 vs. Minnesota (46 saves) and Dec. 29 at Colorado (30 saves).
Overall, Delia is 30-15-8 with a 2.61 GAA and .911 save percentage in 54 career AHL appearances with Rockford. He also owns a 7-5-3 record with a 3.65 GAA and .906 save percentage in 18 career NHL appearances.
NEXT HOME GAME: Saturday, Oct. 12 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins | 6 p.m.
The Rockford IceHogs will host their home opener for the 2019-20 season on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Grand Rapids Griffins at 6 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 4,000 fans in attendance to Rockford’s first home game of the campaign will receive a free IceHogs calendar, courtesy of Impact Networking. Call the IceHogs front office at (815) 968-5222 or visit icehogs.com to purchase tickets.