Byron Froese, Center
DOB: 03/12/1991 Ht: 6’1 Wt: 180
Drafted: 4th round (119th overall) in 2009 – Everett
Considered a defensive center in past seasons, Froese experienced an offensive explosion with Red Deer in 2010-11 with 81 points (43 goals, 38 assists) in 70 games. He continues to physically mature, and his production will undoubtedly make an impression moving forward.
He signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Blackhawks on May 31, and will likely be in the mix in Rockford this season.