Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, announced on Monday that they have recalled defenseman Nick Mattson from their ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel.
Mattson, 25, has picked up 12 points on a goal and 11 assists in 32 games with Indy this season. A native of Chanhassen, Minn., Mattson split time between the IceHogs and Fuel last season, collecting seven points (1g, 6a) and a +4 plus/minus rating in 17 games for the Hogs, while also notching 15 points (1g, 14a) in 48 games for Indy.
Along with fellow IceHogs Nick Schmaltz and Luke Johnson, Mattson also played collegiately at the University of North Dakota before joining Rockford. In four seasons with the Fighting Hawks (2011-15), the 6-1, 184 lbs. blueliner potted 17 goals and 61 assists for 78 points.
Next Home Game: Sunday, January 8 vs. Chicago Wolves: Game time is 4 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 2,500 fans to enter the arena will receive a copy of the 2016-17 IceHogs team card set, compliments of the Rockford Register Star. After the game, fans have the opportunity to participate in Skate with the Hogs on the BMO Harris Bank Center ice. Fans are required to bring their own skates as there are no rentals available.