ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) A familiar name to the IceHogs and Blackhawks is back in the organization. Monday, Rockford announced the signing of forward Kris Versteeg to a one-year AHL deal for next season.
Versteeg, 32, played for the Hogs during the 2007-08 campaign, where he registered 18 goals and 31 assists, good for 49 points in 56 games. He scored a team-best six goals during the divisional playoffs before the IceHogs were eliminated by the Chicago Wolves in Game Seven. That same year, Versteeg played in 13 games with Chicago, registering two goals and two assists.
Versteeg is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks during his two separate stints with the team. The winger spent last season splitting time between Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and Vaxjo Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) where he scored seven goals and nine assists in 23 combined games.
Versteeg returns to Rockford with 127 points (46 goals, 81 assists) in 139 career AHL games.