Western Michigan sophomore Iacopelli bolts for deal with Blackhawks

Nov 5, 2016:  Matheson Iacopelli (WMU - 7), Ryan Larkin (Miami - 31)  The Western Michigan Broncos beat the visiting Miami RedHawks 5-2 at Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, MI. (Rachel Lewis)
Matheson Iacopelli rang up 20 goals in his second season with Western Michigan during the 2016-17 campaign (photo: Rachel Lewis).

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with Western Michigan sophomore forward Matheson Iacopelli on a two-year contract that begins next season and runs through the 2018-19 season.

He will report to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Iacopelli posted 20 goals and 16 assists in 40 games this season with WMU.

Originally Chicago’s third-round draft choice (83rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft, Iacopelli recorded 21 goals and 22 assists in 67 games with the Broncos.