Rockford IceHogs Head Coach Ted Dent has named center Martin St. Pierre the seventh captain in team history, he announced on Wednesday.
The veteran pivot is currently skating in his second season with the IceHogs and ninth overall in the pro ranks. St. Pierre was also a member of the IceHogs in 2007-08. Entering Week 5 of the 2012-13 American Hockey League regular season, St. Pierre had participated in 450 career AHL games, notching 478 points.
The Emburn, Ont. native currently has nine points, including two goals and seven assists, in 10 games. St. Pierre has also appeared in 38 National Hockey League games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators.
Dent also announced that forward Ben Smith will serve as alternate captain, while Ryan Stanton will don the "A" during home games and Wade Brookbank will be the alternate captain during road games.
Previous IceHogs captains during the team's AHL era include Jim Fahey (2007-08), Tim Brent (2008-09), Jake Dowell (2009-10), Garnet Exelby (2010-11), Brandon Segal (2011-12) and Brian Fahey (2011-12).
The American Hockey League today announced the following suspensions:
• Rockford IceHogs right wing Andrew Shaw has been suspended for six (6) games as a consequence of his actions in a game vs. Lake Erie on Nov. 3. Shaw was assessed a game misconduct for leaving the players' bench for the purpose of starting an altercation.
Shaw will miss Rockford's games Friday (Nov. 9) at Grand Rapids, Saturday (Nov. 10) vs. Milwaukee, Nov. 14 vs. Peoria, Nov. 16 vs. Houston, Nov. 18 at Houston and Nov. 21 vs. Peoria.
• Rockford IceHogs left wing Wade Brookbank has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of his actions during an altercation in a game vs. Lake Erie on Nov. 3.
Brookbank will miss Rockford's game Friday (Nov. 9) at Grand Rapids.
• Rockford IceHogs defenseman Dylan Olsen has been suspended for two (2) games as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game vs. Lake Erie on Nov. 3.
Olsen will miss Rockford's games Friday (Nov. 9) at Grand Rapids and Saturday (Nov. 10) vs. Milwaukee.
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