Jeremy Colliton Named Coach of the Rockford IceHogs

Jeremy Colliton has been named the Head Coach of the Rockford IceHogs.  For the last four seasons, Colliton has been the head coach of Mora IK in Sweden (HockeyAllsvenskan).

For the 2016-17 season, Colliton led his team to a league-best 35-4-13 record and 105 points.  He posted a record of 98-18-57 in his four seasons behind the bench.

Colliton was selected in the second round (58th overall) by the New York Islanders in the 2003 NHL draft.  He played in 57 games with the Islanders over parts of five seasons.  The center scored three goals and added three assists for six points in his NHL career.  He also had 21 goals and 32 assists in his first year with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the 2005-06 season.  His playing career came to an end during the 2013-14 season, after three games with Mora IK and his coaching career started.

He is the fourth Head Coach in Rockford’s AHL history, following Ted Dent (11-17), Bill Peters (08-11) and Mike Haviland (07-08).  Colliton is the first to bring NHL experience to the IceHogs.

John Wroblewski

John Wroblewski is a freelance writer, who covers the Rockford IceHogs and writes general interest pieces for Puck Planet. His writing career really started over twenty years ago, as a guest columnist for a Chicagoland community newspaper group. John has written several articles for Global Traveler magazine, along with being a regular online contributor. In 2008, he started Johngy’s Beat, a site focused on meeting celebrities, athletes and pop culture icons. His Johngy’s Beat YouTube channel has over 800 interviews. Currently, John regularly covers the IceHogs, the Chicago Bandits (National Pro Fastpitch), the Chicago Bliss (Legends Football League), Resistance Pro Wrestling and many comic cons around the country.

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