SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 23, 2014) – San Antonio Rampage General Manager Mike Santos announced Sunday that the American Hockey League (AHL) club has recalled defenseman Josh McFadden from the club’s ECHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones. Additionally, the club announced it has loaned goaltender Rob Madore to Cincinnati.
McFadden, 22, suited up in one game for San Antonio after being recalled on Jan. 16. The blue-liner has played in 37 games for the Cyclones this season and has recorded six goals and nine points in that span. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound defenseman donned the Silver and Black in nine games last season during his rookie campaign, but was held off the score sheet. McFadden spent the majority of his rookie year with Cincinnati, recording two goals and 12 assists in 28 games.
Prior to turning pro, the Guelph, Ontario native played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, totaling 222 games and 150 points (39 goals, 111 assists). During the 2010-11 season, McFadden led the Sudbury Wolves in scoring and was third in the league among defenseman with 19 goals and 53 assists in 67 games.
Madore, 25, has spent the majority of his time this season with Cincinnati, where he is currently 12-9-0 through 22 games, posting a 2.85 goals against average and a .908 save percentage. He has posted two shutouts for the Cyclones. Through five games with the Rampage this season, Madore has gone 1-2-1 with a .906 save percentage and a 3.23 goals-against average. He was called up to the Rampage on Friday, serving as the backup to Michael Houser in the team's 3-2 shootout win over Rochester.
The 5-foot-10, 176-pound netminder split time last year with the Evansville Icemen (ECHL), the Florida Everblades (ECHL), and the Charlotte Checkers in his second professional season. He made his professional debut with Chicago (ECHL) during the 2011-12 season, and appeared in five playoff games with South Carolina of the ECHL.
Prior to turning pro, Madore played four years (2008-12) at the University of Vermont and finished his career ranked second all-time in saves (3,352) for the Catamounts, behind only current Florida Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas.
The Rampage will face off against the Hamilton Bulldogs Sunday at 2 p.m. (CT) at the FirstOntario Centre. The Rampage are nearing the end of the 2014 Rodeo Road Trip, which will conclude Wednesday, Feb. 26 against Utica. San Antonio will return home March 1 against the Texas Stars, which will be Military Appreciation Night at AT&T Center.
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