As the Rockford IceHogs begin their training camp today, the Blackhawks are cutting down their numbers in their NHL training camp. On Monday morning, the Blackhawks sent three players to the IceHogs from their training camp roster as Matej Chalupa, Cam Morrison, and Chad Krys are headed to the IceHogs’ camp.
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Morrison was a NCAA free agent signing from Notre Dame last summer, but missed all of last season due to an injury. Morrison was a former second-round pick by the Colorado Avalanche, but had his draft rights expire. He played four seasons at Notre Dame, scoring 44 goals and 95 points in 149 games. He was also named to the Big Ten all-tournament team twice in 2018 and 2019.
Chalupa made his North American debut last season with the IceHogs, playing in 27 games with four goals and seven points. He came to the Blackhawks organization after playing parts of four seasons in the Czech Extraliga.
Krys has played parts of the past three seasons with the IceHogs, making his professional debut with Rockford late in the 2019 season. The former second-round pick by the Blackhawks has yet to breakout at the professional ranks after being a standout defenseman in three seasons at Boston University. Krys has skated in 56 AHL games with two goals and 14 points with the IceHogs.