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HOCKEY: Icemen Add AHL Experience with the Addition of Ross

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and AHL’s Manitoba Moose announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Garret Ross for the 2019-20 season.

Ross, 27, joins the Icemen after posting seven points (4g, 3a) in 25 games played last season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, Ross added nine points in 14 ECHL appearances last season split between the Fort Wayne Komets and Atlanta Gladiators.

Ross has totaled 121 points (55g, 66a) and 447 penalty minutes in 313 career AHL games in stints with Milwaukee (2018-19), the Rochester Americans (2017-18), Tucson Roadrunners (2016-17) and Rockford IceHogs (2013-2016). The 6-0, 175-pound veteran winger amassed 170 points (82g, 88a) in 217 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) contests with the Saginaw Spirit from 2009-2012. The Dearborn Heights, MI native was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fifth-round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Ross joins Dajon Mingo (D), Everett Clark (F), Chase Witala (F), Jakob Reichert (F), Shane Walsh (F) and Dalton Thrower (D) as players to have agreed to terms with the Icemen for the 2019-20 season.

SCHEDULE UPDATE: The Fort Wayne Komets at Jacksonville, originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 will now be played on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at 7 p.m. Jacksonville’s home game on Saturday, March 28, 2020 originally scheduled to be played against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, will now be played against the Cincinnati Cyclones at 7 p.m. Both games at Veterans Memorial Arena. 

The Icemen open the 2019-2020 season at home on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.

Full and partial ticket plans for the 2019-2020 season are currently on sale. Contact the Icemen office at 904-602-7825.

JET STREAMS: Earlier this summer the Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with goaltender Eric Comrie on a two-year contract. Comrie, 24, made one start for the Jets in 2018-19 while playing in 47 games for the Manitoba Moose where he compiled a 25-20-2 record with two shutouts, a 2.69 goals-against average, and a .917 save percentage. Comrie was drafted by the Jets in the second round (59th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.

PANTHERS: The Florida Panthers announced the 61-man roster for the Panthers 2019-20 training camp. Florida will have 36 forwards, 19 defensemen and six goaltenders attending training camp. The first on-ice session of the Panthers training camp is set to begin at 10 A.M. on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Fla.
Click here to download the 2019-20 Florida Panthers Training Camp Roster

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