JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Winnipeg Jets and American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose, announced that the team has agreed to terms with veteran forward Matt Marquardt.
Marquardt joins the Icemen after totaling 165 points (78g-87a) during the past four seasons in the Elite Ice Hockey League with the Coventry Blaze, Sheffield Steelers and Dundee Stars. The 33-yeaer-old has orchestrated three consecutive 40+ point seasons, including 44 points last season with Dundee.
Marquardt has accrued 161 points (72g-89a) in 244 career ECHL contests. Marquardt won a Kelly Cup championship with the Florida Everblades in 2012, registering 18 points in 18 postseason games, and scoring the overtime winning goal in Game 3 of the 2012 Kelly Cup Finals.
Marquardt also brings a wealth of American Hockey League experience to the Icemen, appearing in 268 games split between the Providence Bruins, Charlotte Checkers and Oklahoma City Barons.
The North Bay, Ontario resident also won a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship with the Moncton Wildcats in 2006 and finished his junior career with 164 points in 203 games. Marquardt was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.