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POSTED ON Monday, 12.15.2014 / 2:01 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: C Joakim Nordstrom, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line
: 3GP, 3G, 2A

The return of the captain from Chicago was a welcome sight for the IceHogs, who went 2-1-0-0 in three games this week. Nordstrom picked up an assist in a 4-2 loss at Lake Erie on Friday, then netted his first professional hat trick on Saturday, adding a helper for a career-high four points as Rockford posted a 5-2 win over the Monsters. The IceHogs continue to lead AHL teams with four hat tricks this season (Nordstrom, McNeill, Ross twice), and Nordstrom ranks third on the team with eight goals and eighth with 13 points in 17 games.

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POSTED ON Monday, 12.08.2014 / 2:32 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: LW Garret Ross, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 4G

Ross netted his second hat trick of the season in Rockford’s 4-3 overtime loss to Lake Erie on Dec. 7. The 2012 fourth-round pick also scored in a 4-0 win at Milwaukee on Thursday; with his four tallies last week, he now leads Rockford with 10 goals and ranks second with 17 points in 25 games. Ross is the only player in the AHL with more than one hat trick this season, and Rockford leads the league with three hat tricks so far in 2014-15 (Mark McNeill has the other one).

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.25.2014 / 3:45 PM
By Leah Pascarella - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Daniel Carcillo with his new baby boy.

The Blackhawks welcomed another baby into the family yesterday when forward Daniel Carcillo and his fiancée, Ela, had their baby boy: Austin Wolf Carcillo. He is the couple’s first child and was born weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Although Austin is tiny now, it won’t be long before he wears his very own No. 13 jersey as he cheers on his dad!

Congratulations Daniel and Ela!

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POSTED ON Monday, 11.24.2014 / 12:58 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2014-15 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: RW Ryan Hartman, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 2G, 1A

Hartman played an integral role in helping Rockford win three games in three nights over the weekend. The 2013 first-round pick tallied both the game-tying and game-winning goal in a 4-3 overtime win over the reigning AHL champion Iowa Wild on Friday; he also led the team with seven shots on goal in the contest. Two nights later, Hartman picked up his fourth assist of the season in a 3-0 win at Chicago. He ranks eighth among roster players with eight points in 19 games in his first AHL season.

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POSTED ON Friday, 11.21.2014 / 4:43 PM
By Leah Pascarella - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Bill Smith / Chicago Blackhawks)

ESPN.com recently asked a panel of experts – ranging from reporters to insiders – to rank players and coaches on a scale of 0 to 10 based on how they predicted the person will perform this season. The results were released this week, and to no surprise, several Blackhawks individuals were ranked among the league’s best in a number of categories.

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POSTED ON Monday, 11.17.2014 / 4:25 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2014-15 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: C Teuvo Teravainen, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 1G, 2A

Teravainen sparked Rockford’s lone win this week, a 3-2 result over Texas on Sunday, with a pair of helpers in the game; the 2012 first-round pick now shares first on the team with eight assists this season. Teravainen also scored the lone goal in Rockford’s 2-1 loss at Milwaukee on Saturday for his second tally of the season.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 11.12.2014 / 2:41 PM
By Leah Pascarella - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

The NHL recently released their list of top-selling jerseys for October 2014, and it's no surprise that the Blackhawks were well-represented among the top 20. Patrick Kane holds the top spot, followed by Jonathan Toews coming in at number three. (Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby took the second spot.)

Two other Blackhawks who found their way into the top 20 were Marian Hossa (15th) and Corey Crawford (17th).

Even more impressive, the Blackhawks were the only team to have four jerseys in the top 20 for the month of October. The full list was released by SportsBusiness Daily and tweeted out by Sean Leahy of Yahoo Sports:

CHI: 4
PIT: 2
NYR: 1
WSH: 1
ANA: 1
PHI: 1
BOS: 3
LAK: 3
NYI: 1
MIN: 1
DAL: 1
DET: 1

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POSTED ON Monday, 11.10.2014 / 3:08 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: RW Mark McNeill, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line:
3GP, 6G, first career hat trick

McNeill extended his goal streak to four games and point streak to five contests after collecting six tallies in three games for Rockford last week, helping the IceHogs extend their win streak to a franchise-best eight games. The 2011 first-round pick’s haul included his first professional hat trick in a 3-1 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday. He also netted the game-winning tally in Rockford's 5-3 win at Iowa on Thursday, in addition to a pair of goals that sparked Rockford’s 5-4 come-from-behind overtime victory against Lake Erie on Tuesday. McNeill was named CCM/AHL Player of the Week for his offensive efforts and now shares the AHL lead with nine goals and three game-winners in 13 games this season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 11.03.2014 / 4:25 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2014-15 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: C Joakim Nordstrom, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 2G, 1A

Rockford’s newly minted captain – the eighth in franchise history, as well as the youngest at age 22 – led the IceHogs to three victories in three games last week, extending the team’s win streak to five games and vaulting to the top of the AHL’s Midwest Division. Nordstrom netted the game-winning goal in a narrow 2-1 result over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday, scored a power-play goal in a 6-3 win over San Antonio on Friday, then assisted on the opening goal of a 5-1 win over the Rampage on Saturday. Nordstrom shares sixth on the team with five points (3G, 2A) in 10 games this season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.27.2014 / 2:31 PM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog will highlight prospects who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college, or European teams in the previous week’s action. All prospect stats will be updated weekly throughout the 2014-15 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: RW Mark McNeill, Rockford (AHL)
The Line: 3GP, 2G, 2A

McNeill contributed points in each of Rockford’s three games last week, helping the IceHogs rise a few places in the division and conference standings. The 2011 first-round pick netted his first goal of the season, a shorthanded tally, in a 3-2 loss at Rochester on Oct. 22, collected a pair of helpers on Oct. 25 in a 4-3 victory over the rival Chicago Wolves (including one on the game-winner), then scored an empty-net goal to seal a 5-2 victory over Lake Erie on Oct. 26. McNeill shares the team lead with five points (2G, 3A) in seven games.

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