JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres and the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans, announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Chays Ruddy for the 2023-24 season.
Ruddy joins the Icemen after logging four points (1g-3a) in 29 games last season split between the Cincinnati Cyclones and Toledo Walleye. Ruddy played the first portion of last season overseas with the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Manchester Storm where he collected three points in 13 games. The 25-year-old has totaled 10 points (1g-9a) with 117 penalty minutes in 78 career ECHL contests split between the Cyclones, Walleye, Fort Wayne Komets and Kansas City Mavericks from 2021-23.
Prior to his professional career, the Cobourg, Ontario resident played two collegiate seasons at the University of Windsor where he totaled nine points (2g-7a) in 47 games.