ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Chicago Blackhawks today announced they have recalled defenseman Dennis Gilbert from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
Gilbert, 22, has skated in three AHL games with the IceHogs and one NHL contest with the Blackhawks this season. He opened the campaign with Chicago, firing a pair of shots on goal over 18 shifts during the team's season opener in Prague. He was assigned to Rockford on Oct. 5 and has picked up two penalty minutes and a +1 rating over his three outings for the IceHogs.
The Buffalo, New York originally made his professional debut with the IceHogs last season, logging 14 points (5g, 9a) in 63 AHL games. He led Rockford with 67 penalty minutes and was tabbed the team’s Most Improved Player after nearly doubling his first-half point production with nine points over his final 26 contests of the season. Gilbert then earned his first career promotion to the NHL with Chicago on April 2 and posted a game-high six hits the following night in his NHL debut vs. St. Louis.
Next Home Game: Wednesday, Oct. 30 vs. San Antonio Rampage | 7 p.m.
The IceHogs return to the BMO Harris Bank Center to host the San Antonio Rampage. Wednesday’s contest is a Dogs Days game, where fans are invited to bring their dog to the BMO for the evening's game. In addition, hot dogs will be available for just $2.