Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Brandon Bollig called up by the Chicago Blackhawks

MORRIS LAMONT/ The London Free Press
This news broke late last night, but I had to wait until this morning to post it because there wasn't an official press release to link to until today.

Former Stars forward Brandon Bollig was called up to the NHL Chicago Blackhawks today from the AHL Rockford IceHogs.  Click here to read more.

The Blackhawks traded their enforcer (John Scott) to the New York Rangers on Monday, and later that same day they brought up Bollig from their AHL affiliate in Rockford, IL.

Bollig played a total of 173 regular season games for the Stars over the course of three seasons from 2005-08.  In those 173 games for Lincoln, Brandon scored 73 points (37g, 36a) and accumulated 593 penalty minutes.  Bollig is the all-time leader in career penalty minutes for the Lincoln Stars.

Congrats to Brandon!  Very cool to see yet another former Stars player make the big show.  Just last week, former Stars forward Carter Camper (who was a teammate of Bollig's in 2006-07) made his debut with the NHL Boston Bruins.

Bollig was a huge fan favorite here in Lincoln, so I know there are a lot of Stars fans out there happy about this news.  Kick some ass at the next level, Brandon!  Good luck to you!

Edit: Video below of Bollig talking about being called up by the Blackhawks:


BellTolls said...

Good luck to Brandon!

I remember his first year in Lincoln where he could fight but could do little else. It was amazing watching him progress into becoming a very good hockey player, and now he's already in the NHL. Can't wait to see his first NHL tilt!

chubby13 said...

Here's Brandon fight from last night vs Toronto's Luke Schenn.

Yeti said...

Thanks, chubby! I posted that video on the B³ twitter and facebook pages last night, but haven't gotten around to posting it on the blog yet. I appreciate it!