2008-09: Brandon Bollig skated in 36 of 38 games as a freshman for St. Lawrence University. The Saints finished fourth in the ECAC Hockey League and defeated third-place Princeton in a shootout in the conference's third place game but did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Bollig finished the season with 6 goals and 7 assists with 51 PMs.
2009-10: Bollig skated in 42 games at St. Lawrence University, scoring 7 goals, 18 assists for 25 points. He added 83 PIMs for St. Lawrence. Bollig jumped to the AHL on an amateur try-out contract with Rockford and scored 1 goal, 1 assist in 3 games and earned 7 PIMs.
2010-11: In his rookie pro season with Rockford, Bollig scored 4 goals in 55 games and accumulated 115 PIMs. He also dropped the gloves 13 times for the IceHogs.
2011-12: Bollig made his NHL debut – appearing in 18 games for Chicago mostly in an energy line/enforcer role – and skated for the AHL's Rockford IceHogs in his second year of pro hockey. Averaging just under six minutes of ice time, he had no points and was minus-2 with 58 penalty minutes during the regular season. Bollig dressed for 4 of 6 playoff games in the Blackhawks series with Phoenix and was an even plus/minus with 1 goal and 19 penalty minutes. In 53 games with Rockford he led the IceHogs in penalty minutes (163) and was minus-five with 3 goals and 6 assists. Rockford missed the AHL playoffs.
A 6'3 grinder, Bollig can be a punishing physical force on the ice. He is a willing combatant who will often step up for his teammates. Bollig possesses a solid all-around game and is rarely caught out of position. He also has a decent set of hands with an extremely quick release on his wrist shot.
Bollig re-signed with Chicago for two years, the first of which is a two-way contract before it adjusts to a one-way deal in year two. More time in Rockford is a possibility, but Bollig is one of the few enforcers available to Chicago at forward.