AHL board approves Blackhawks purchase of IceHogs franchise | TheAHL.com

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Springfield, Mass. …American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Huson Announced that the AHL Board of Governors has approved the transfer of ownership Rockford IceHogs AHL franchise for Chicago Blackhawks.

IceHogs will begin their 15th season as the Blackhawks’ top affiliate in the American Hockey League this fall.

Operating since 1936, the AHL serves as the top development league for players, coaches, managers, executives, and broadcasters in every National Hockey League organization. Nearly 90 percent of NHL players today are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 Hockey Hall of Fame honorees have spent time in the AHL in their careers.

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