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ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Chicago Blackhawks today announced they have reassigned forward Nathan Noel from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs to the ECHL’s Indy Fuel.
Noel, 20, was originally reassigned to the IceHogs on Feb. 1 and collected one goal with seven shots and 18 penalty minutes in 17 AHL games. He made his AHL debut on Feb. 13 vs. the Cleveland Monsters and scored the game-winning tally for his lone AHL goal in a 4-3 win vs. the San Antonio Rampage on Feb. 18.
The St. John’s, Newfoundland native returns to the Fuel where he has logged nine points (4g, 5a) and 18 PIMs in 17 ECHL contests this season. Noel made his professional debut with Indy this season on Nov. 11 at Quad City and tallied his first pro point via a shorthanded goal during his two-goal game on Nov. 17 at Kalamazoo. Including that contest, the winger has posted three multi-point efforts with the Fuel thus far this season.
Noel was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Next Home Game: Friday, April 13 vs. Chicago
The IceHogs host their final home game of the 2017-18 regular season with an Illinois Lottery Cup series matchup against the Chicago Wolves. Friday is Fan Appreciation Night and the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a free copy of this season’s team photo, courtesy of American Solutions for Business. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling (815) 968-5222 or in-person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office.