Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Palmer recalled by Rockford

Rookie net minder heading back to the playoffs

Joe Palmer has been recalled by the Rockford IceHogs (AHL), it was announced today.

Palmer, 22, appeared in 32 games with the Brahmas in his first professional season. He finished with a record of 13-10-4, a goals against average of 2.75 and .914 save percentage. This is his second career recall to the IceHogs.

in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Before turning pro, he skated in 68 games with Ohio State University (NCAA), finishing with a 25-34-8 record, a 3.04 The Yorkville, New York native was selected #96 overall (round 4) by the Chicago BlackhawksGAA and .889 save percentage.

He signed an AHL contract with Rockford on August 20, 2009.

The IceHogs are in third place in the West Division with a 43-29-3-3 record. They've clinched a playoff berth and will close out the regular season on the road this weekend with games at Texas (Stars) and San Antonio (Rampage).

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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