JACKSONVILLE (SportsTicker) – The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Derek Lodermeier for the 2022-23 season.
Lodermeier, 27, returns for a third season in Jacksonville after collecting a balanced 30 points (15g, 15a) in 65 games played last season. Lodermeier has compiled 53 points with 30 goals in his two ECHL seasons with the Icemen from 2020-2022.“We’re extremely excited to have Derek back for a third season,” said Icemen Head Coach Nick Luukko. “Derek is a sound two-way forward that brings excellent leadership to our roster.”
Prior to his time in Jacksonville, the 6-3, 225-pound forward complied 58 points (18g, 40a) during his four collegiate seasons at the University of Vermont from 2016-2020, while serving as captain during his junior and senior seasons.
The Brooklyn Center, MN resident also captained the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) during the 2015-16 season, logging 60 points (26g, 34a).
The following is a list of players that have agreed to terms with the Icemen for the 2022-2023 season:
Charles WilliamsDefensemen Garret Cockerill Victor Hadfield Bo Hanson Brandon Fortunato Brendan Less Jacob Panetta
ForwardsJake Hamacher Brendan Harris Travis Howe Luke Keenan Derek Lodermeier Luke Lynch Matt Salhany Sam Sternschien Mike Szmatula Jake Witkowski The Icemen open the 2022-2023 season at home on Oct. 22 against the Orlando Solar Bears.