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Thursday, July 7th
Icemen add three

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers and the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Jacob Panetta and rookie forwards Jake Hamacher and Luke Keenan for the 2022-23 season.   

Panetta returns for a third season in Jacksonville after posting 24 points (5g-19a) in 45 games with the Icemen last season. Panetta also made six appearances with the Icemen during the 2020-21 season.  Prior to Jacksonville, the 26-year-old played four seasons at Colgate University registering 25 points. The Belleville, Ontario resident finished the 2015-16 season with 45 points (9g-36a) in 47 games with the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Wellington Dukes.    

Hamacher joins the Icemen after playing the past five seasons at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  During this time, the 25-year-old collected 106 points (43g-63a) in 165 collegiate games with the Tigers.  The Corona, California resident also played one season with the United States Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints where he recorded 40 points (14g-26a) in 59 appearances.  

Keenan joins the Icemen after wrapping up his collegiate career at Princeton University from 2017-22. The 23-year-old totaled 36 points (14g-22a) during his time at Princeton, winning an ECAC conference title in 2018.  The Courtice, Ontario resident logged 119 points (44g-75) in three seasons with the OJHL’s Whitby Fury from 2017-18.   

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