This is sure to cause some some controversy with Rockford IceHogs hockey fans, so let's go.

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I wanted to highlight the 10 Greatest Rockford IceHogs of all time. Since professional hockey came to Rockford back in 1999, the IceHogs have had 88 different players get called up to the NHL after playing in Rockford. Out of these 88, 22 of those players former IceHogs have been a part of a Stanley Cup Championship team.

I am basing my picks for the best IceHogs of all time off of a few facts:

  • Stats while playing for the Rockford IceHogs
  • Individual awards while playing in Rockford
  • Making it to the NHL
  • Success in the NHL

So here are my picks for the 10 Greatest Rockford IceHogs of All Time:

  • Niklas Hjalmarsson
  • Marcus Kruger
  • Colin Fraser
  • Troy Brouwer
  • Jordan Hendry
  • Antti Niemi
  • Joakim Nordstrom
  • Brandon Saad
  • Andrew Shaw
  • Kris Versteeg

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