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Former captain returns to IceHogs

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The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, announced on Monday that the team has signed veteran forward Jake Dowell to a professional tryout contract (PTO).

Dowell, 30, returns to Rockford after spending time in the NHL with the Blackhawks (2007-11), Dallas Stars (2011-12) and Minnesota Wild (2012-14). The gritty winger also saw action in the AHL with the Houston Aeros (2012-13), Iowa Wild (2013-14) and Hamilton Bulldogs (2014-15). Last season with the Bulldogs, Dowell recorded 15 points (5g-10a) and 75 penalty minutes after appearing in all 76 regular season contests.

The Eau Claire, Wis. native was drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (#140 overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and spent four seasons with the organization.

Dowell compiled 60 points (20g-40a) and 288 penalty minutes over the course of three seasons with the IceHogs from 2007-10. He also served as the team’s captain during the 2009-10 campaign.

In 102 career games with the Blackhawks (2007-11), Dowell registered nine goals, 17 assists and 80 penalty minutes. Overall, the veteran center has appeared in 157 career NHL tilts with 33 points and 133 PIMs.

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