The 5’10, 180-pound center spent four years (2004-08) at Boston University and signed an amateur try-out agreement at the end of the 2007-08 season with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers. MacArthur turned pro in the 2008-09 season with the ECHL’s Fresno Falcons, collecting four points (2g, 2a) in three games before earning a call-up to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs. For the next two seasons (2008-10) with the IceHogs, the Clifton Park, N.Y. native tallied 68 points (22g, 46a) and 60 penalty minutes in 142 games.
“When you move up in the professional ranks, you learn to use your skill and your teammates a little bit more,” said MacArthur. “You can learn more and more everyday from coaches and teammates, and I just want to get better and make a deep run in the playoffs.”
MacArthur, 26, played for the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage in 2010-11, collecting four points (3g, 1a) and 15 penalty minutes.
“Peter MacArthur is a testament to the ECHL,” said General Manager and Head Coach Ryan Mougenel. “He is a player who started in the ECHL (Fresno) and earned himself a NHL contract. He’s a leader and example for our young players, and we look forward to Pete providing offense and being a presence on the power play.