ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, announced today that forward Gabriel Gagne has been released from his professional tryout agreement and signed a standard player contract (SPC) with the club for the remainder of this season and the 2020-21 campaign. The IceHogs also announced that the club has signed defenseman Dmitry Osipov to an extension through the 2020-21 season.
Since joining the IceHogs on Jan. 18, Gagne has six goals and six assists for 12 points in 21 games with the IceHogs. At the time of his call-up, the Laval, Quebec, native led the ECHL with 24 goals and sat second on the Allen Americans (12th in the league) with 38 points over 36 contests. Gagne skated in three AHL contests with the Ontario Reign earlier this season, registering one assist. Gagne was selected in the second round (36th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.
Osipov, 23, appeared in 28 games with the IceHogs this season, adding one goal. The Moscow, Russia, native scored the game-tying goal on Dec. 17 at Laval in a 3-2 shootout win. He has missed the last eight contests due to injury. Last season, Osipov spent the majority of the campaign with the Indy Fuel of the ECHL, notching 13 points (1g, 12a) and 48 PIMs in 66 games. He was named the Fuel’s Defenseman of the Year after finishing second among team blueliners in both PIMs and games played, and posting Indy’s longest ironman streak of the season.
Next Home Game:
Wednesday, March 18 vs. Milwaukee Admirals | 7 p.m.
Join the Hogs for the last Dog Days matchup of the season on Wednesday, March 18. Bring your dog to the game for just $2 and your pup could be chosen to be in the dog show during the first intermission. Hot dogs will be on sale for $2 and select craft beer will be available for $5. Additionally, the first 1,500 fans in the building will receive a drawstring backpack, courtesy of Rock River Valley Blood Bank. Get your tickets HERE, at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or by calling (815) 968-5222.