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.