Rockford, Ill- The Rockford IceHogs announced that they have signed defensemen Joe Gleason and Bobby Shea to American Hockey League contracts for the 2013-2014 season.
Gleason was a Blackhawks draft pick selected in the 7th round (#192 overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He skated for the University of North Dakota where he played in 143 games, putting up 46 points (6g-40a).
Shea was a member of the 2012-13 Kelly Cup Championship team with the Reading Royals (ECHL) where he played in 15 postseason games, achieving three points (2g-1a). He spent four years at Bowling Green State University playing in 139 games and collecting 36 points (9g-27a).
The IceHogs roster now sits at 26 including 15 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders. The IceHogs open the 2013-2014 American Hockey League regular season on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the San Antonio Rampage at 7 pm.
Single Game Tickets On Sale: Tickets for the 2013-14 Rockford IceHogs regular season are now on sale. To purchase tickets to any of the IceHogs 38 regular season games, including opening night on Saturday, Oct. 19, click here, call (815) 968-5222 or visit in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster location.