Joakim Nordstrom named IceHogs’ captain

Joakim Nordstrom was picked 90th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He skated 16 games with the Blackhawks last season.  (TOOD REICHER/ICEHOGS)
Joakim Nordstrom was picked 90th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He skated 16 games with the Blackhawks last season. (TOOD REICHER/ICEHOGS)

Staff Report

Rockford IceHogs head coach Ted Dent announced today that forward Joakim Nordstrom has been named the team’s captain for the 2014-15 season. Additionally, Cody Bass, Adam Clendening, Klas Dahlbeck and Pierre-Cedric Labrie will serve as the club’s four alternate captains.

“Joakim is a good young prospect that we have seen in Rockford and Chicago for the past two-plus years,” said Dent. “He plays in all situations for our team and is a tremendous competitor that is very commited to his profession and what we are trying to accomplish as an organization. He’s also an outstanding person off the ice that will do a great job representing our team in the community.”

Nordstrom is playing in his fifth season of professional hockey. The 22-year-old has appeared in 76 career games for the IceHogs over parts of the last two seasons and through Rockford’s first seven games in 2014-15, recording 18 goals and 20 assists. The centerman played in 16 contests with the Chicago Blackhawks a season ago, notching a goal and two assists.

The Tyreso, Sweden native was selected by the Blackhawks in the third round (90th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Nordstrom joins Jim Fahey (2007-08), Tim Brent (2008-09), Jake Dowell (2009-10), Garnet Exelby (2010-11), Brandon Segal (2011-12), Brian Fahey (2011-12), Martin St. Pierre (2012-13) and Jared Nightingale (2013-14) as the other team captains during the club’s AHL era.

Next Home Game: Tuesday, Nov. 4, verses the Lake Erie Monsters at 7 p.m. It’s a WXRX Dollar Day at the BMO Harris Bank Center as hot dogs, sodas, beers and companion tickets will be available for one dollar each.

 

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