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 goaltender Joe Murdaca for the 2023-24 season.
Murdaca joins the Icemen after posting a 7-5-0 record, a 2.80 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage last season in stints with the Atlanta Gladiators, Orlando Solar Bears and Newfoundland Growlers. The 25-year-old has totaled an 18-9-4 record in 31 career ECHL appearances. During the 2021-22 season, Murdaca went 2-0-0 with a 2.50 goals-against average in two outings with the AHL's Abbotsford Canucks. In 2020, the Niagara Falls, Ontario resident was named to the Southern Professional Hockey League’s All-Rookie Team after compiling a 16-8-2 mark with a 2.57 goals-against average and .920 save percentage with the Knoxville Ice Bears.
During his junior career, Murdaca won an Ontario Hockey League championship in 2017 with the Erie Otters and in 2018, won the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Memorial Cup championships with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.