The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled goaltender Collin Delia (DEE-lee-uh) on an emergency basis from the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs and assigned goaltender J-F Berube to Rockford. Delia will wear number 60 for the Blackhawks.
Delia, 23, originally signed with the Blackhawks on July 28, 2017. He was 14-6-4 with a 2.68 goals against average, .904 save percentage and one shutout in 24 appearances with Rockford this season. He was selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending March 4 after stopping 72 of 73 shots he faced in two starts, while also posting his first professional shutout. Prior to joining the IceHogs, Delia played in 10 games for the Indy Fuel of the ECHL.
A native of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Delia was named a Hockey East Third Team All-Star after ranking 14th in the nation with a 2.15 GAA and ninth with a .927 SV% during the 2016-17 campaign with Merrimack College (NCAA). Delia appeared in 56 games for the Warriors over three seasons (2014-17), registering four shutouts, a 2.60 GAA and a .907 SV%.
Berube made 11 appearances for Chicago. Prior to being recalled on Feb. 15, he posted a 7-8-0 mark with a 2.37 GAA, .920 SV% and two shutouts with the IceHogs.