Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced on Thursday that right wing Akim Aliu has been reassigned from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League to the Toledo Walleye (ECHL).
Aliu, 20, has appeared in 48 games with the IceHogs in 2009-10, his first professional season. He has recorded 11 goals and six assists. In 55 professional games, all with Rockford, the Kiev, Russia native has posted 13 goals and six assists.
The winger’s junior career included stops in Windsor, Sudbury and London of the Ontario Hockey League. He posted 169 career points (76g-93a) in 207 games.
Next Home Game: Sunday, March. 14 vs. Houston Aeros. Game time is 5:05 p.m. Join in the celebration at the Rockford MetroCentre for Hammy's Birthday. The first 2,500 fans into the arena will receive an IceHogs cereal bowl courtesy of General Mills and WROK. The game is also a WXRX Student Rush Night and fans can get Family Four Packs, including four tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks and four popcorns for just $44. Plus, the IceHogs are giving away game-worn jerseys of Bracken Kearns, Mike Brennan, Simon Danis-Pepin, Mark Cullen and Evan Brophey. All jersey winners will be drawn at random and fans can sign up to win at the game.