SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League announced that they have signed 2004 ECHL All-Star Most Valuable Player Randy Rowe.
The Johnstown Chiefs are the ECHL affiliate of the Falcons and the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.
The 25-year-old Rowe had 48 points (21g-27a) in 72 games with Peoria in 2004-05, scoring 20 goals for the third consecutive season.
He began his professional career in the ECHL in 2001-02 scoring 31 points (14g-17a) in 58 regular season games and one goal in five Kelly Cup Playoff games for Peoria and had 68 points (28g-40a) in 69 games in 2002-03.
Selected to represent the host Rivermen in the 2004 ECHL All-Star Game, Rowe scored two goals and notched an assist to earn MVP honors as the Eastern Conference rallied from a three-goal, third-period deficit to win 7-6. In 2003-04, Rowe had 56 points (30g-26a) in 49 games with the Rivermen and seven points (3g-4a) in 17 games with St. John’s of the AHL.