San Antonio Rampage general manager Brad Treliving today announced that the Rampage have signed goaltender Joe Fallon to an AHL contract.
Fallon, 25, split the 2009-10 season between the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs and Peoria Rivermen. He started last season with the IceHogs, appearing in 29 games and posting a 15-10-1 record with a 2.65 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. In March of last season, Fallon was traded, along with Daryl Boyle, from the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) to the St. Louis Blues (NHL) in exchange for Hannu Toivonen and defenseman Danny Richmond. He appeared in nine games with the Rivermen, the Blues’ AHL affiliate, posting a 4-6-0 record.
The Bemidji, Minn. native appeared in 35 ECHL games during the 2008-09 season split between the Fresno Falcons and the Gwinnett Gladiators and posted a combined record of 18-14-2 with a 2.98 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. He was recalled by Rockford and appeared in two games recording 16 saves in 63 minutes.
In four collegiate seasons at the University of Vermont (NCAA, 2004-08), Fallon compiled 20 shutouts, the most in Catamount history. During his first collegiate season in 2004-05, he was named ECAC Rookie of the Year and selected to the ECAC All-Rookie Team after posting a 17-10-4 record that season. Fallon accumulated a 63-51-17 record during his tenure at Vermont.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Fallon was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the sixth round (167th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.