ROCKFORD, Ill. – The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs today announced they have recalled forwards Dylan McLaughlin and Mathew Thompson from their ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel. In addition, goaltender Matt Tomkins has returned to the IceHogs from his loan to Team Canada for the Spengler Cup.
McLaughlin, 24, has posted better than a point-per-game average with Indy this season, notching 22 points (13g, 9a) in 18 games. He leads all current ECHL rookies in goals, is tied for 11th among league rookies in overall scoring and has notched points in 10 of his last 11 games with the Fuel. The Lancaster, New York native returns to Rockford where he has logged a pair of assists through 13 career AHL contests over the last two seasons.
Thompson, 26, has collected 14 points (7g, 7a) over 27 ECHL games with Indy in 2019-20. He currently ranks second on the team with four power-play goals and his seven total markers share fourth among all Fuel skaters. The Alliston, Ontario native rejoins Rockford after previously making his AHL debut this season and skating in four total AHL contests with the IceHogs.
Tomkins, 25, helped Canada win a gold medal at the 2019 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland. He stopped 22 of 23 shots in his lone appearance against the tournament-host HC Davos en route to Canada’s 5-1 win in preliminary play. The Edmonton, Alberta native returns to Rockford where he has posted a 4-2-0 record with a .266 GAA and .912 save percentage in six games.