Rockford IceHogs Sign Jake Hildebrand

On Wednesday, the IceHogs announced the team has signed former Michigan State goaltender Jake Hildebrand on a one-year AHL contract.

Hildebrand, who will turn 23 on Sunday, was named the Spartans’ Team MVP after all four of his collegiate seasons (2012-16), making him the first four-time Team MVP in Michigan State hockey history. He was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Goalie of the Year for the 2014-15 campaign after finishing the season tied for national lead with six shutouts.

After completing his senior season in East Lansing, Hildebrand joined the Allen Americans in the ECHL. He posted a .925 save percentage and 5-1-0 record in six regular season games with Allen before appearing in eight postseason games – including three Kelly Cup Final contests – with the Americans.

Hildebrand joins recently re-signed Mac Carruth and new addition Lars Johansson in the competition for ice time between the pipes in Rockford.


4 thoughts on “Rockford IceHogs Sign Jake Hildebrand

  • June 16, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Kinda looks like a young Eddie The Eagle in the photo,.,we can only hope.

  • June 16, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Kinda small for a goalie.

  • June 17, 2016 at 9:46 am

    His record and gaa last season didn’t look to impressive. Perhaps he can be a gem with some more experience and better players in front of him

  • June 17, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I dont buy much into record or GAA. Save percentage is slightly more telling.

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