ROCKFORD, IL – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, announced today that defensemen Madison Bowey, Wyatt Kalynuk, Nicolas Beaudin, Lucas Carlsson and forward Reese Johnson have been re-assigned to the IceHogs and forwards John Quenneville, Brandon Pirri, Mikael Hakkarainen and defenseman Alec Regula have been re-assigned to the Blackhawks’ taxi squad.
Bowey, 29, appeared in two games with the Blackhawks this season, including his team debut on Feb. 9 vs. Dallas, earning one assist. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native spent last season with the Detroit Red Wings (NHL) registering career highs in assists (14), points (17) and games played (53). An original selection of the Washington Capitals in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Bowey helped the club capture the Stanley Cup in 2018.
Kalynuk, 23, returns to the IceHogs with five assists and six points in four games this season. In his last two contests with the club, (Feb. 27 at Cleveland and Mar. 3 vs. Grand Rapids), the Brandon, Manitoba, native racked up four assists. On Mar. 7, Kalynuk made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks against the Lightning, becoming the 126th IceHogs alumni to reach the NHL and the 96th to go from Rockford to Chicago.
Beaudin, 21, suited up in four games with the IceHogs this season and added six assists including a three-assist performance Mar. 6 in a 3-2 win over Iowa. He has appeared in 12 games with the Blackhawks this season, scoring two goals and three assists for five points.
Carlsson, 23, scored a goal on Mar. 3 with the IceHogs against Grand Rapids in his lone game with the club after being assigned to the IceHogs earlier that morning. The Gavle, Sweden, native appeared 12 games with the Blackhawks (one assist) this season. Last season, Carlsson earned the IceHogs’ Defenseman of the Year Award for the second straight campaign after leading all team blueliners with 26 points (five goals, 21 assists) through 48 games.
Johnson, 22, appeared in four games with the IceHogs this season, recording one assist. He skated in five games with the Blackhawks this season, including yesterday at Tampa Bay, and made his NHL debut on Feb. 15 vs. Detroit.
The Rockford IceHogs head home to BMO Harris Bank Center to take on the Iowa Wild on tonight, Sunday, March 21 and Monday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. During pregame warmups tonight and Monday, each Rockford IceHogs player will wear the name of a healthcare hero or frontline worker in the Rockford community on their jersey nameplate as a special tribute to Rockford-area healthcare heroes.
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