ROCKFORD, IL – Chicago Blackhawks forward Josiah Slavin becomes the 102nd Rockford IceHogs alumni to go to go from Rockford to the Blackhawks and the 134rd to reach the National Hockey League, making his NHL debut tonight against the Washington Capitals.
Slavin, 22, earned his first NHL call-up on Monday after skating in 15 games with the IceHogs this season, adding four goals and four assists for eight points and was tied for first in the AHL with two shorthanded goals. Last season, the Erie, Colorado, native skated in 15 games with the IceHogs, netting seven points (3G, 4A) after completing his second season at Colorado College. He scored his first pro goal in his pro debut on Mar. 28 vs. Chicago.
Drafted by the Blackhawks in the seventh round (193rd overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft, Slavin led Colorado College with eight assists and 13 points in 2020-21 and paced Tigers’ freshman with 13 points (5G, 8A) during the 2019-20 campaign.
Prior to playing for Colorado College, Slavin spent the 2018-19 season with the Lincoln Stars and Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League. He recorded 20 points (14G, 6A) in 27 games with the Steel and notched eight points (4G, 4A) in 11 playoff games in leading Chicago to the Clark Cup finals.
Slavin is the brother of Carolina Hurricanes’ defenseman Jaccob Slavin. His sister, Jordan, played hockey at the University of North Dakota.
The Rockford IceHogs continue their three-game road trip on Friday, Dec. 3 against the Grand Rapids Griffins at 6 p.m. CT at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. The two clubs rematch and the IceHogs close their trip on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. CT in West Michigan.
The IceHogs return home to BMO Harris Bank Center on Wednesday, Dec. 8 against the Iowa Wild at 7 p.m. for a Winning Weekday! If the IceHogs win, YOU WIN! If the IceHogs grab the victory, every fan in attendance will receive a FREE ticket to the next IceHogs weekday game (Tuesday, Dec. 21)! Buy Tickets
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