The American Hockey League Thursday announced that defensemen Andrew Campbell and goaltender Collin Delia have been selected as the Rockford IceHogs’ representatives for the AHL All-Star Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts. The All-Star selections are the first for each of the two players during their respective professional career.
Campbell, 30, was also named the Western Conference’s playing captain for the All-Star game. The blueliner has served as an alternate captain for the IceHogs during his first season in Rockford while logging a goal, 16 penalty minutes and 23 shots on goal in 30 games this season. He scored his first goal for the Hogs on Oct. 28 vs. Manitoba.
Delia, 24, began the 2018-19 campaign with the IceHogs and compiled a 7-5-4 record with a 2.34 GAA and .933 save percentage over 17 AHL appearances. The netminder limited opponents to two or fewer goals in 11 of his 19 games, and made 30+ saves in 11 of his 19 contest as well. Delia was then recalled by the Chicago Blackhawks on Dec. 17, and at the time of his promotion, ranked among the top five of AHL goaltenders in save percentage (1st), saves (2nd, 540) and GAA (3rd).
Also Thursday the IceHogs recalled defensemen Neil Manning and Josh McArdle from their ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel.
McArdle is a native of Roscoe, Illinois. He is in his first full professional season and has tallied one goal and three assists over 26 games with the Fuel.
He returns to Rockford where he has combined for four penalty minutes and two shots on goal over three AHL games. McArdle debuted alongside Manning on Nov. 4 at Iowa and last skated with the IceHogs on Dec. 14 at Grand Rapids.