The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Jacob Nilsson (JAY-kuhb NEEL-suhn) from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and re-assigned forward Luke Johnson to Rockford.
Originally signed by the Blackhawks on May 31, 2018, Nilsson has recorded 14 points (6G, 8A) in 31 games with the IceHogs this season. He had four points (2G, 2A) in his last two games with Rockford, including a season-high three points (1G, 2A) on Dec. 21 vs. Chicago.
Nilsson, 25, totaled 18 points (8G, 10A) for Mora IK of the Swedish Hockey League during the 2017-18 campaign. His point total was fourth on the team. During the prior two years (2015-17) as Mora IK competed in Allsvenskan under Blackhawks Head Coach Jeremy Colliton, the Stockholm, Sweden native notched 61 points (29G, 32A) in 93 regular-season games, including registering career highs in goals (20) and assists (22) during the 2016-17 season. Over that two-season period, Nilsson also tallied three goals and three helpers in nine qualification games.
Johnson has spent time with the Blackhawks and IceHogs this season. In 15 games with Chicago, he has one assist. In 10 games for Rockford during the 2018-19 campaign, the 24-year-old has seven points (4G, 3A).
The Blackhawks host the Florida Panthers Sunday night at the United Center at 6:00 p.m. That game can be seen on WGN-TV and heard on WGN Radio.