Kenndal McArdle

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Kenndal McArdle
Kenndal McArdle Amerks.jpg
Born (1987-01-04) January 4, 1987 (age 27)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Swe.1 team
Former teams
Malmö Redhawks
Florida Panthers
Winnipeg Jets
Västerås HK
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2005
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2007–present

Kenndal McArdle (born January 4, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who is currently playing for Malmö Redhawks of the HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe.1). He has previously played with the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

McArdle began his major junior career playing for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He recorded his most prolific WHL season in 2004–05 with 37 goals and 74 points. In the off-season, he was drafted in the first round, 20th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers.

Returning to the WHL, he was dealt from Moose Jaw to the Vancouver Giants in early December 2006. Later that month, McArdle was named to Team Canada for the 2007 World Junior Championships, where he earned gold. He completed the 2006–07 season helping the Giants to the 2007 Memorial Cup championship as the host city.

Graduating from junior, McArdle was assigned by Florida to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he scored 10 points in 36 games in his professional rookie season. He completed the 2007-08 season in the ECHL playing in six games, and scoring four points (3g, 1a), for the Florida Everblades.>He also played in three Kelly Cup Playoff games.

The following season, in 2008–09, McArdle improved to 24 points in 58 games with the Americans. He also appeared in three NHL games. He made his NHL debut on December 2, 2008, skating a total of 5:26 of ice times in their 5-3 win at the Washington Capitals.[1]

During his final year of his entry level contract on January 23, 2010, McArdle scored his first NHL goal for the Panthers against Jonas Gustavsson of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[2]

On July 8, 2011, McArdle was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Angelo Esposito. McArdle made the opening night roster for the inaugural season of the Jets in the 2011–12 season. After he was kept scoreless in 9 games with the Jets, he was re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps on November 18, 2011. McArdle contributed with 7 goals in 35 games with the IceCaps before he was again on the move, re-assigned in an AHL trade to the Portland Pirates for the remainder of the season on March 2, 2012.[3]

Without a contract offer from the Jets and with the uncertainty of the 2012 NHL lockout, McArdle was invited to an AHL try-out at the Norfolk Admirals training camp for the 2012–13 season.[4] Failing to make the Calder Cup reigning Admirals, he was released from his try-out and on October 28, 2012, was signed to a one-year contract with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, marking his first return to the league since 2008. On January 24, 2013, the Chicago Blackhawks announced he had signed to an AHL contract with their affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs for the remainder of the season.

On May 13, 2013, McArdle signed his first European contract in agreeing to a one-year deal with Västerås HK of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan.[5]

Awards[edit]

McArdle with the Vancouver Giants

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 54 8 8 16 57 10 3 2 5 6
2004–05 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 70 37 37 74 122 5 1 0 1 16
2005–06 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 28 43 71 135 22 6 10 16 43
2006–07 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 26 10 10 20 75
2006–07 Vancouver Giants WHL 37 9 13 22 54 22 11 9 20 49
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL 36 5 5 10 31
2007–08 Florida Everblades ECHL 6 3 1 4 26 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Rochester Americans AHL 58 12 12 24 79
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Rochester Americans AHL 18 3 5 8 63
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 19 1 2 3 29
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 11 0 0 0 16
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 54 14 12 26 106
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 9 0 0 0 4
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 35 7 5 12 64
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 19 3 3 6 34
2012–13 Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 31 7 15 22 65
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 30 3 2 5 55
NHL totals 42 1 2 3 51
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2007 Sweden

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Canada WJC 6 0 0 0 0
Junior int'l totals 6 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former blade McArdle makes NHL debut". oursportscentral.com. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Road trip end on sour note". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  3. ^ "IceCaps add Trotter, Sawada". American Hockey League. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Admirals sign Kenndal McArdle to try-out contract". Norfolk Admirals. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  5. ^ "New forward for Vasteras" (in Swedish). VIK Västerås HK. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 

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Preceded by
Rostislav Olesz
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Michael Frolik