On Wednesday afternoon the Rockford IceHogs announced the team has agreed to a one-year, AHL contract with defenseman Nick Mattson.
Mattson, 24, was originally a sixth round pick (180th overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Draft. He played in 153 games over four years at North Dakota, and appeared in the Frozen Four in 2014 and 2015. He split the 2015-16 season between Rockford and the Indy Fuel in the ECHL.
In 17 games with Rockford last year, Mattson posted one goal and six assists.