ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, announced today that they have recalled defenseman Josh McArdle from the Indy Fuel of the ECHL.
McArdle, 25, skated in 44 games with the Fuel this season, adding 10 points (two goal, eight assists) and 45 penalty minutes. He has not appeared in a game with the IceHogs this year.
Last season, McArdle split his first full professional season between Rockford and the Fuel. 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.
Upcoming IceHogs Promotions:
Friday, March 6 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins | 7 p.m.
Join the Hogs for Country Night at the BMO on Friday, March 6. The evening will feature a performance by the Ethan Bell Band as well as a bandana giveaway to the first 1,500 fans in attendance, courtesy of Texas Roadhouse. Tickets can be purchased HERE, and with all Friday home contests this season, fans can pick up Bud Lights for just $2 at most concession stands on the concourse through the end of the second intermission.