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Chris Toltzman

Manager, Event Presentation & Creative Services


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Chris joined the IceHogs full-time in July of 2017 as Multimedia Manager but has been employed with the IceHogs since the team’s first game in October of 1999 when he was chosen as the team’s Public Address Announcer. Promoted to Manager, Event Presentation & Creative Services in August of 2021 after the sale of the IceHogs to the Chicago Blackhawks. Before the IceHogs, Chris spent 15 years as a freelance video producer creating television commercials and corporate videos for companies all over the Midwest. His resume also includes positions at 23 WIFR, The Tribune Company and Comcast. His work has garnered many regional and national awards, including four Emmy nominations and 2 Emmy Award wins.

In his spare time Chris likes to spend time with his wife Anna, watch his daughter Monika play volleyball (MB for Boylan Catholic High School & VC United Volleyball Club), vacation at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, watch movies and care for his dogs Lola and Oggie.

Fun Facts about Chris:

  • Leading up to the day I was born, my parents were told to expect a baby girl. When I was delivered, my name quickly changed from Christine to Christopher.
  • On the first day of freshman year in high school, it took three class periods before my classmates figured out who I was, despite having gone to school with them for years. Over the summer, I had double knee surgery with full leg casts, was on crutches, rocked a perm and sported brand new prescription glasses. I looked completely different from the last time they all saw me three months prior.
  • Years ago, I was working at a TV station and my boss showed me some videotape he recorded with a broken camera, hoping I could help figure out how to fix it. When he put the tape in the machine, the first images displayed were that of a young middle school teacher. It was love at first sight! I got her phone number, took my shot, and yadda yadda yadda we’ve been married for 24 years.
  • I have an older daughter Lindsey, who is married to a Marine and lives in San Diego with her 3 kids. When Lindsey was born, she was the first girl born into my family in three generations.