McArdle split his first full professional season between Rockford and the ECHL’s Indy Fuel in 2018-19. The Roscoe, Illinois native opened the campaign with Indy and combined for one goal, five assists and 25 penalty minutes over 33 total ECHL games. He skated in eight of the Fuel’s first nine contests before earning a promotion to the IceHogs on Nov. 3. McArdle then made his AHL debut the following night at Iowa to become the first alumnus of Rockford’s Youth Hockey Program to play with his hometown IceHogs. He finished the year with one goal and two assists in 19 AHL contests with the Hogs, including netting his first career AHL tally on Feb. 6 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
McArdle has now totaled eight points (1g, 7a) in 43 career ECHL games over the last two seasons between Worcester (2017-18) and Indy (2018-19), and three points (1g, 2a) in 19 AHL contests with Rockford.
Prior to beginning his pro career, McArdle skated with Brown University for four seasons from 2014-18. The blueliner served as team captain during his senior season, earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors as an alternate captain during his junior year and completed his tenure with the Bears ranked eighth all-time in school history in games played by a defenseman. He posted 25 points (4g, 21a) in 120 games through his collegiate career.