Jacksonville Sports Day

ECHL: Veteran Emerson Clark Returns to Icemen

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 Emerson Clark for the 2019-20 season.

Clark, 26, returns for a second stint in Jacksonville after appearing in 14 American Hockey League (AHL) games last season split between the Toronto Marlies and Milwaukee Admirals. 

In addition, Clark posted six points with 108 penalty minutes in 14 ECHL appearances in stints with the Newfoundland Growlers and Allen Americans. 

Clark initially played for the Icemen during the 2017-18 season compiling 22 points (8g, 14a) and 113 penalty minutes in just 19 games. 

The 5-10, 200-pound veteran forward has totaled 127 points (63g, 64a) and 967 penalty minutes in 225 career ECHL games played with Jacksonville,  Allen, Newfoundland, Tulsa Oilers, Greenville Road Warriors and Toledo Walleye from 2013-2018. 

Clark has also appeared in 103 career AHL games registering 29 points (14g, 15a) with 212 penalty minutes in stints with Toronto, Milwaukee, the San Jose Barracuda and Chicago Wolves from 2016-2018.

The Whitby, Ontario native collected 44 points (26g, 18a) with 496 penalty minutes with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). 

Clark will join his brother, Everett Clark (F) along with Garret Ross (F), Chase Witala (F), Jakob Reichert (F), Shane Walsh (F), Roman Uchyn (F) and Dalton Thrower (D) as players to have agreed to terms with the Icemen for the 2019-20 season. 

NEW LOOK – The Icemen unveiled a new third jersey for the 2019-2020 season at the team’s season ticket holder event at Wicked Barley Brewing Company in Jacksonville.

The team will continue to sport both the white and aviator blue jerseys as its two primary jerseys. 

However, the new third jersey presents a different, but traditional hockey sweater concept. The jersey utilizes a unique gray color with several aviator blue stripes.  The team’s new secondary logo, the script “Jax” frozen in ice, rests on front crest of the jersey.

The phrase “Jax” represents the local abbreviation moniker used by Jacksonville locals when referring to the city.  The jersey’s overall design also pays a bit of a tribute to the third jersey worn by the Icemen’s NHL affiliate the Winnipeg Jets.   

The ECHL recently named Athletic Knit at the “Exclusive Jersey Provider of the ECHL.”  As a result, this opened the door for the Icemen organization to bring a new fresh look for the team and its fans. The icemen will wear these jerseys on select dates throughout the season. 

The Icemen open the 2019-2020 season at home on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.  Flexible ticket packages are on sale now.  Contact 904-602-7825 for more information. 

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