IceHogs add two, ink McArdle to AHL deal
Hobson, a Chicago Blackhawks 2005 seventh-round draft choice (#203 overall), joins Rockford after appearing in 16 tilts with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, scoring 4g-6a-10pts. The Mission, British Columbia native played in 97 games with IceHogs from 2007-10 and tallied eight career goals and 17 assists.
Lang comes to Rockford after spending time with the CHL’s Quad City Mallards. The undrafted second-year pro has already set career-highs in goals (22), assists (25) and points (47) in 38 contests this season with the Mallards. Lang has tallied 87 career professional points (41g-46a) in 99 games, all with Quad City. The Hillsdale, N.J. native played collegiately at Division III Manhattanville College (NCAA) and notched 83 career points (47g-46a) and was an ECAC West Conference second-team honoree during the 2011-12 season.
McArdle, a 2005 first-round draft choice (#20 overall) by the Florida Panthers, tallied an assist in three tilts with the IceHogs after signing a PTO on Jan. 16. The Toronto, Ontario native previously played this season in 31 games with the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors, where he marked seven goals and 15 assists.