Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs announced today that they have agreed to terms with left wing Bryn Chyzyk and goaltender Eric Levine on one-year AHL contracts.
Chyzyk, 23, skated with the University of North Dakota for the past four seasons (2012-16), notching 47 points (24G-23A) in 128 games. He capped off his collegiate career by helping the Fighting Hawks win the NCAA National Championship on April 10, 2016. As a senior last season, he finished third on the team with 12 goals and ranked seventh with 22 points in 42 games. He also finished tied for first on the squad with two shorthanded goals.
Levine, 27, joined the IceHogs at the end of the 2015-16 season, but did not appear in a game. He played in 19 games for the Colorado Eagles (ECHL), going 10-7-0 with four shutouts, a .915 save percentage and 2.30 goals-against average (GAA). Levine also appeared in four games in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) last season, going 1-2-0 with the Pensacola Ice Flyers and Louisiana IceGators. Levine has played in 29 ECHL contests with the Fort Wayne Komets, Indy Fuel, Utah Grizzlies, and Colorado since the 2014-15 season, earning a 14-9-1 record with four shutouts, a 2.67 GAA, and .909 save percentage.
Before turning to the professional ranks, Levine played four seasons (2009-14) for Robert Morris University (NCAA). The Wheeling, Ill. native helped Robert Morris to a program-record 20 wins as a senior in 2012-13, playing in 35 games and posting a 19-12-4 record with four shutouts, a 2.55 GAA, and .929 save percentage. That season, he was also named the Three Rivers Classic Tournament MVP after stopping all 99 shots he faced in two games, including a 51-save, 1-0 shutout win over Miami (OH) University.
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