Connect with us

Blackhawks

Leading Scorer Dylan McLaughlin Returning to IceHogs With New Deal

Dylan McLaughlin will return to the IceHogs on an AHL contract that keeps him with Rockford for the 2021-22 season.

Dylan McLaughlin IceHogs
Photo: Todd Reicher/Rockford IceHogs

The Rockford IceHogs jumped into their offseason by taking action on one of their best scorers by inking him to a new deal.

The Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate wasted no time agreeing on a new deal with forward Dylan McLaughlin. The AHL contract brings McLaughlin back through the 2021-22 season.

McLaughlin received multiple of the team’s annual awards, recently earning Most Improved as well as Leading Scorer through the 32-game campaign. During his 28 games, the 25-year-old forward tallied 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists). McLaughlin posted four shorthanded points within that total.

In a press release from the club, head coach Derek King explained that McLaughlin’s improvement was encouraging to see. He mentioned that a big role in the forward’s uptick was his ability to learn how to play without the puck and that his next goal should be to turn this AHL contract into an NHL one.

As for McLaughlin, in the same press release, he expressed a desire to continue to get bigger and stronger. Attributes like that will allow him to occupy the front of the net and create more chances not just for him but for his teammates as well.

Need more hockey content throughout the summer months? Check out Four Feathers Podcast for everything Blackhawks.


Sign up to receive awesome content like this right in your inbox, from On Tap Sports Net.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Posts by external contributors to On Tap Sports Net

Click to comment
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Listen to Four Feathers Podcast

Four Feathers Podcast Logo

Photo: Four Feathers Podcast/On Tap Sports Net

BET WITH BETRIVERS ILLINOIS

Advertisement Beer and Bourbon Box 300x250

More in Blackhawks