Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs, members of the American Hockey League, have recalled goaltender Joe Palmer from the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced Friday.
Palmer has appeared in eight games for the Walleye with a record of 3-5-0-0. The Yorkville, New York, native shows a 3.49 goals against average and a .880 save percentage on the campaign.
The puck stopper spent the 2009-10 season with the Texas Brahmas (CHL). Palmer appeared in 32 contests, finishing the season 13-10-4 with 2.75 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
The 22 year-old played three seasons collegiately at Ohio State University (NCAA), where he appeared in 71 games and compiled a career record of 25-36-9 to go along with 3.04 GAA and a .889 save percentage. Palmer also represented the USA in the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships.
The 6-foot, 1-inch, 205 pound net minder was originally selected 96th overall (Round 4) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Next Game: Saturday, Dec. 11 vs. Oklahoma City Barons: Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. The Oklahoma City Barons visit the MetroCentre for the first time in 2010-11. The first 2,500 fans into the building will get an IceHogs winter scarf compliments of Mega Truck Rental and 97-ZOK. It's also Teddy Bear Toss Night. Fans are encouraged to bring a new stuff animal to the game to throw onto the ice after the first IceHogs goal. The bears will be collected and donated to local childrens charities.