Rockford recalls defenseman from Indy Fuel
Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, announced that they have recalled defenseman Nick Mattson from their ECHL affiiate, the Indy Fuel.
Mattson, 24, picked up his first career AHL point with an assist last Saturday at Grand Rapids and scored his first professional goal with the Fuel on Jan. 30 against the Evansville IceMen. He also has 11 assists with the Fuel in addition to a +8 rating in 37 ECHL games this season.
The Chanhassen, Minn. native advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four with the University of North Dakota in both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, and totaled 17 goals and 61 assists in 153 career games with UND over four seasons.
Mattson was drafted in the sixth round (#180 overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Next Home Game: Sunday, Feb. 14 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins at 4 p.m. Rockford faces off against Grand Rapids again on Valentine’s Day. The meeting will round up a set of three contests between the two squads in 10 nights.