On Wednesday morning the Rockford IceHogs signed defenseman Michael Krutil to an AHL contract.
Krutil, 18, was the Blackhawks’ fourth round pick (#110 overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft. The right-handed shot is listed at 6-3 and 203 pounds.
His bio on EliteProspects.com says: “Krutil was the Czech’s most notable defensemen and among the best players on the ice. He’s effective at moving the puck with a man advantage and displays some creative stickhandling. He can stay calm under pressure and finds solutions even when he had little time on his hands. He doesn’t hesitate to use his body to protect the puck.”