Danbury Hat Tricks Re-sign Frankie McClendon

by Jim Cerny

DANBURY, CT -- The Danbury Hat Tricks of the Federal Prospects Hockey League announced the signing of goalie Frankie McClendon.

The 29-year-old was 8-7-3 with a 4.26 goals-against average and .889 save percentage last season with Danbury. He made 40 or more saves in four of his 19 appearances, including 48 in his Hat Tricks debut, a 5-4 loss at the Watertown Wolves on Nov. 19.

McClendon appeared in one Commissioner’s Cup Playoff game, when he stopped all five shots he faced in relief in a 7-4 loss to the Columbus River Dragons in Game 1 of the semifinals.

“Frankie is one of the best teammates in the league, hands down just a tremendous person,” Hat Tricks general manager and coach Billy McCreary said. “His work ethic is unmatched and attention to detail makes him a tremendous student of the game. He has worked tirelessly throughout his career, and we are confident this will be a breakout year for him.”

McClendon has played all or parts of six seasons in the FPHL/FHL. He is 23-19-3 with a 4.09 GAA, .883 save percentage and one shutout playing for Danbury, Columbus, Carolina, Mentor, Berlin and St. Clair.