ROCKFORD, Ill. - With two assists on Sunday against the Iowa Wild, Rockford IceHogs forward Lukas Reichel became the greatest rookie scorer in team history, netting his 52nd and 53rd points of the season and passing Vinnie Hinostroza's 51-point feat during the 2015-16 season.
"I thought he did some special things with the puck, said IceHogs interim head coach Anders Sorensen. "I think his game has progressed."
Reichel's team-high 14th multi-point performance guided the IceHogs against the Wild Sunday evening but came up short in a 5-3 setback and now prepare for a rematch against the Wild in Des Moines on Wednesday. The contest marked his fourth career AHL two-assist contest and 12th two-point game. The Nürnberg, Germany, native registered his first AHL hat trick on Nov. 7 vs. Manitoba and recorded a career-high four points (2G, 2A) on Jan. 7 vs. Chicago.