The Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League signed right winger John McFarland to an American Hockey League contract on Wednesday. McFarland has National Hockey League experience but played with Chaux-de-Fonds HC of the Swiss League in 2017-18.
McFarland was originally a second-round draft pick, 33rd overall, by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He played three games for the Panthers during the 2015-16 NHL regular season, did not record a point and was a -1.
McFarland has plenty of AHL experience. He has spent three seasons with the San Antonio Rampage and one season with the Portland Pirates. In 190 AHL regular season games, McFarland has 39 goals and 42 assists for 81 points, 82 penalty minutes and is a -1. McFarland has also played in seven Calder Cup games and scored for the Rampage in 2015.
McFarland has also played with the Sudbury Wolves, Saginaw Spirit and Ottawa 67's in the Ontario Hockey League, the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL and SaiPa Lappeenranta in Finland. Last season with Chaux-de-Fonds, McFarland had six goals and one assist for seven points in 11 games. He also had 20 penalty minutes and was a -5.
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