McLaughlin and Söderlund Assigned to Indy, McArdle Recalled
Forwards McLaughlin and Söderlund assigned to Indy defenseman Josh McArdle recalledFeb 21, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, announced today that the Blackhawks have assigned forward Tim Söderlund to the Indy Fuel. Additionally, IceHogs announced that they have re-assigned forward Dylan McLaughlin to the Fuel and recalled defenseman Josh McArdle.
McLaughlin, 24, was recalled by Rockford alongside Mathew Thompson on January 1, appearing in 25 games and earning 2 goals and four assists. First assigned to the Fuel in early November, McLaughlin has played 18 ECHL games, earning 13 goals and 9 assists, putting him in third place among ECHL rookies in points. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound forward signed a 2-year AHL contract with Rockford on March 13, 2019 after finishing a four-year collegiate career at Canisius College and has appeared in 11 AHL games, earning two assists and a -8 rating.
Söderlund, 22, joins the Fuel after spending the first half of the season with the IceHogs. Skating in 29 games for the IceHogs this season, Söderlund has tallied one goal, two assists and 14 penalty minutes. A fourth-round draft pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft (112th overall), Söderlund split the 2018-19 season with Frölunda HC and Skellefteå AIK in the SHL (Sweden). Playing in 48 games in the SHL last season, he tallied six goals and eight assists.
McArdle, 25, earned his first AHL call-up of the season on February 10th but did not appear in any games before being reassigned to Indy. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound defenseman has appeared in 44 games for the Fuel this season earning two goals and eight assists. Signing a one-year contract with the IceHogs in May, McArdle split his first professional season between the Indy Fuel and IceHogs skating in 33 games in a Fuel uniform.
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