ROCKFORD, IL – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, announced today that they have signed defenseman Cliff Watson to a professional tryout contract (PTO).
Watson, 27, appeared in two games with the IceHogs earlier this season (Mar. 11 vs. Grand Rapids and Marc. 13 at Grand Rapids) and currently serves as the Captain of the IceHogs’ ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel, where he has 12 assists in 35 games this season. Last season, the Appleton, Wisconsin, product split time between the Fuel and Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL), totaling 31 points (five goals, 26 assists) in 53 games. Over his four-year career, Watson has seen AHL action with Rockford, Chicago, Ontario, Unica, Hershey, Stockton and San Jose adding seven points (two goals, five assists) in 39 games.
The Rockford IceHogs welcome the Grand Rapids Griffins to BMO Harris Bank Center tonight, Saturday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. and close a three-game set against the Griffins on Monday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. Fans can watch all of this season’s action LIVE on AHLTV and 23.2 Antenna TV WIFR (home games)! Tune in to every broadcast for free on SportsFanRadio 1330 AM, Sportsfanradio1330.com, IceHogs.com, and the IceHogs app!
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