Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has recalled forward Justin Danforth from the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL).
A native of Oshawa, Ontario, Danforth earns his second recall of the season to the Amerks after making his season debut with the team against Belleville on Jan. 27.
The 24-year-old is having a breakout season with the Cyclones, scoring 28 goals and adding 30 assists for 58 points in 44 games. The first-year pro currently leads all ECHL rookies and ranks second overall in the league in scoring while also owning a team-best plus-26 on-ice rating. Danforth is currently in the midst of a seven-game point streak over which he’s compiled 17 points (7+10) and five multi-point outings, including a season-best four-point effort against Wichita on Feb. 10.
Last month, the 5-foot-9, 181-pound forward was named to the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, where he set a new league record with a lap time of 12.75 seconds during the Fastest Skate Competition.
Danforth has tallied two goals in seven career AHL games, including five with the Amerks at the end of last season.
Prior to turning pro, Danforth played four seasons at Sacred Heart University (AHA), where he amassed 124 points (42+82) in 147 career games for the Pioneers. Danforth led the team in scoring in three of his four years at Sacred Heart, earning AHA Rookie of the Year honors and a selection to the AHA All-Rookie Team as a freshman in 2013-14. He was later selected to the Atlantic Hockey All-Conference Second Team following his junior season and was also named the AHA Player of the Month for January 2016. Danforth finished seventh all-time in program history with 124 points and fifth all-time with 82 career assists.
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