Defenseman Blake Kessel has been signed by the Rockford IceHogs to a PTO. He played 6 games this season for the ECHL's Bakersfield Condors and Orlando Solar Bears. He seven points (2g-5a) this season. This Vernon, WI native was drafted #166th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played three years for the University of New Hampshire and in the 2009-10 season was second in the nation in points for a college player. If the name looks familiar, it should, Blake's brother Phil plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs.