Now that the Rockford Ice Hogs are done with their own playoff hunt, four Ice Hog players were called up to join the Chicago Blackhawks. Here's who got called up.


According to 23 WIFR-TV and the Rockford IceHogs, The Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday that they have recalled forwards Phillip Danault and Ryan Hartman and defensemen Ville Pokka and Viktor Svedberg from the Rockford IceHogs.

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Here are some of the highlights for each ICEHOG player.

Phillip Danault is 22, and appeared in two games with Chicago this season, including his National Hockey League debut on Nov. 22 at Edmonton. The Victoriaville, Quebec, native was one of Chicago’s first-round selections (26th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.

Ryan Hartman is 20, and participated in five games with Chicago this season. He made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks on Feb. 13 vs. New Jersey, tallying three shots on goal and two hits. The West Dundee, Ill., native was Chicago’s first-round pick (30th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Ville Pokka, is 20 years old and has tallied 30 points (8G, 22A) in 68 games during his first professional season in North America with Rockford. Pokka was named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team on April 8, 2015.

Viktor Svedberg os Sweden is 23, with four assists in eight postseason appearances tied for the most among Rockford defensemen. Svedberg has totaled 23 points (5G, 18A) in 84 professional games in North America, all with the IceHogs.

Good luck to all. Remember, when you're watching and cheering on the Blackhawks these days, there's a lot of Rockford Pride on the ice.

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Go Blackhawks.