ROCKFORD, Ill. – The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs today announced they have released forward Alex Krushelnyski from his tryout and assigned defenseman Jake Ryczek to the ECHL’s Indy Fuel.
Krushelnyski, 28, split the 2018-19 season between the ECHL’s Reading Royals and AHL’s Lehigh Valley (20 games) and Binghamton (12 games). The Los Angeles, California native tallied 20 points (7g, 13a) during his stint with the Royals last season and will enter the 2019-20 season with 181 points (69g, 112a) in 188 career games in the ECHL. In addition, after logging two points with both the Phantoms and Devils, Krushelnyski has totaled 21 points (8g, 13a) in 118 career AHL contests.
Ryczek, 21, completed his first full season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) last season, notching 33 points (9g, 24a) in 51 games for Halifax during the regular season. He posted eight multi-point efforts during the campaign, including logging season-high three-point efforts on Dec. 8 vs. Acadie-Bathurst (1g, 2a) and Feb. 15 vs. Gatineau (1g, 2a). Following the regular season, the Springfield, Massachusetts native helped Halifax reach the championship in the QMJHL playoffs, where the Mooseheads fell in six games to Rouyn-Noranda.
NEXT HOME GAME: Saturday, Oct. 12 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins | 6 p.m.
The Rockford IceHogs will host their home opener for the 2019-20 season on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Grand Rapids Griffins at 6 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 4,000 fans in attendance to Rockford’s first home game of the campaign will receive a free IceHogs calendar, courtesy of Impact Networking. Call the IceHogs front office at (815) 968-5222 or visit icehogs.com to purchase tickets.