Versteeg, IceHogs Agree On Release

On Sunday the Rockford IceHogs announced the team and Kris Versteeg have mutually agreed on his release from his AHL contract.

Versteeg, 33, was the captain of the IceHogs.

In 643 career regular season games in the NHL, Versteeg has scored 149 goals with 209 assists. His release is effective immediately.

From the IceHogs statement:

“Earlier this week, Kris approached us about mutually terminating his contract, at which point we asked him to take another couple of days to think about it,” said Chicago Blackhawks Vice President, Hockey Operations/Team Affiliates and IceHogs General Manager, Mark Bernard. “We spoke again Saturday morning and he had come to his final decision. Since 2007, when Kris first became a member of the Blackhawks organization, he has represented us with class and professionalism. He will always be a member of our organization’s family and we wish him and his family all the best going forward.”

7 thoughts on “Versteeg, IceHogs Agree On Release

  • November 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Sad way to see him go, hoped he would stick in a coaching xapaci

  • November 17, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Sad way to see him go, hoped he would stick in a coaching capacity after this season. Good luck to him.

  • November 17, 2019 at 1:54 pm


    Wishing and your family all the best in the next chapter of your life…loved your grit and hard work that you showed with the Hawks


  • November 17, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Said he was going to coach his kids and then get behind a microphone

  • November 17, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Good luck to Steeger. A good Blackhawk.

  • November 22, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    This is one of the best sports interviews of all time. Brutally honest. Nobody escapes Father Time. vonSteeger Guy, you are my new hero.

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