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The Rockford IceHogs are a professional ice hockey team that plays in the American Hockey League (AHL).

They began playing during the 2007–08 AHL season at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois.

They are the top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Team History

The team was founded in 1995 as the Baltimore Bandits and they relocated in 1997 to Cincinnati, Ohio to become the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks.

The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks suspended operations for the 2005–06 AHL season due to the lack of an NHL affiliate after the previous affiliates Detroit Red Wings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim signed new agreements with the two other AHL teams which are the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Portland Pirates.

The franchise was later renamed Cincinnati RailRaiders, but they failed to reach a goal of 2,000 season tickets to re-enter the AHL for the 2006–07 season.

On March 19, 2007, the AHL announced that the team had been purchased and relocated them to Rockford.


Team captains

Notable alumni

Team Records

Regular Season

  • Goals: Troy Brouwer: 35 (2007–08)
  • Assists: Martin St. Pierre: 67 (2007–08)
  • Points: Martin St. Pierre: 88 (2007–08)
  • Plus/minus: Klas Dahlbeck: 21 (2013–14)
  • Penalty minutes: Kyle Hagel: 245 (2010–11)
  • Goaltending wins: Corey Crawford: 29 (2007–08)
  • GAA: Carter Hutton: 2.35 (2011–12)
  • Save Percentage: Wade Flaherty/Corey Crawford/Carter Hutton: 0.917 (2007–08/2008-09/2011-12)


  • Goals: Kris Versteeg: 6 (2007–08)
  • Assists: Martin St. Pierre: 12 (2007–08)
  • Points: Martin St. Pierre: 14 (2007–08)
  • Plus/minus: Jim Fahey: 10 (2007–08)
  • Penalty minutes: Mike Blunden: 35 (2007–08)
  • Goaltending wins: Corey Crawford: 7 (2007–08)
  • GAA: Corey Crawford: 2.19 (2007–08)
  • SV%: Corey Crawford: 0.924 (2007–08)