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ROCKFORD, Ill. – The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs today announced they have recalled defenseman Josh McArdle from their ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel.

McArdle, 24, has spent the majority of the season with the Fuel, logging three points (1g, 2a) and 15 penalty minutes in 18 ECHL games. The blueliner is +3 over his last 13 games, skating to an ever-or-better plus/minus rating in 11 of those 13 contests.

The Roscoe, Illinois native made his AHL debut with the IceHogs this season and has skated in two contests with Rockford. He debuted with the team on Nov. 4 at Iowa, tallying two penalty minutes in the contest, and fired one shot on goal the following game on Nov. 7 against the Wild.

Last year, McArdle completed his senior year at Brown University, where he scored two goals with four assists in 31 games as captain of the Bears.

Next Home Game: Friday, Dec. 7 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins | 7 p.m.
The IceHogs host the Grand Rapids Griffins in a Friday-night matchup at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 1,000 fans in attendance ages 21-and-up will receive a free IceHogs cooler bag, courtesy of Bud Light.