SAN ANTONIO (April 13, 2014) - Florida Panthers Executive Vice-President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced Sunday that forwards Vincent Trocheck, Quinton Howden and Drew Shore have been returned on loan to San Antonio. Additionally, Rob Madore has been reassigned to the club’s ECHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones.
Trocheck, Howden and Shore will not play with the Rampage until the team’s two-game series with the Abbotsford Heat next week, which will wrap up the 2013-14 campaign for San Antonio.
Trocheck, 20, made his NHL debut with the Panthers on March 7 and tallied his first NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils on March 14. The 5-11, 180-pound center recorded five goals and three assists in 20 games with Florida. In 54 games with the Rampage this season, he put up 16 goals and 25 assists, ranking second on the team in points behind Bobby Butler.
Howden, 22, flourished in Florida after going scoreless in 18 games last season with the Panthers. The 6-2, 189-pound winger scored in his first game following a March 24 recall, tallying four goals and two assists in 16 appearances, including one shorthanded marker. Howden has 10 goals and 17 assists in 57 games with the Rampage this season.
Shore, 23, was recalled to Florida on April 6th and has five goals and two assists in 24 games with the Panthers this season. In 48 games with San Antonio, the 6-2, 190-pound center has scored six goals and is tied for first on the team with 25 assists.
Madore, 25, was recalled to San Antonio on April 10 and made relief appearances in two games, making 20-of-21 saves on Friday and 14-of-18 on Saturday, both losses to the Texas Stars. He is now 1-3-1 with a .325 goals against average and a .897 save percentage in seven games with the Rampage this season and 17-12-1 with a 2.73 goals against average and .908 save percentage in 32 games with the Cyclones.
The Rampage wrap up a three-in-three series with the Texas Stars on Sunday at 4 p.m., which is also the last of 12 matchups between the West Division rivals this season. It’s also an Express News Sunday Funday at the AT&T Center. Individual and season tickets can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at sarampage.com.