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Icemen Bring Back Luke Shiplo & Craig Martin

Monday, October 19th
Icemen Bring Back Luke Shiplo & Craig Martin

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Jacksonville Icemen, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and AHL’s Manitoba Moose announced Monday that the team has agreed to terms with forward Craig Martin and defenseman Luke Shiplo for the 2020-2021 season.

Martin, 25, returns to the Icemen after collecting 23 points (8g, 15a) during his rookie season split between Jacksonville and the Adirondack Thunder during the 2019-20 year.  The 6-1, 182-pound forward totaled 75 points (27g, 48a) in 134 games during his four collegiate seasons at Quinnipiac University from 2015-2019.  The Trail, BC resident Martin was acquired by the Icemen from Adirondack on November 26, 2019.

Shiplo, 25, returns to the Icemen after logging 26 points (4g, 22a) during his rookie campaign split between the Icemen and the Wichita Thunder last season. Shiplo was acquired by Jacksonville from Wichita on December 9 of last year.  The 5-10, 174-pound blueliner totaled 29 points (13g, 16a) in 113 games during his four-year career at Quinnipiac University from 2015-2019. 

Both Martin and Shiplo were teammates together at Quinnipiac from 2015-2019, winning an ECAC title in 2016.

Martin and Shiplo join Jacob Cederholm, Kevin McKernan and Jarod Hilderman, Dalton Thrower, Wacey Rabbit, Brendan Warren, Abbot Girduckis, Adam Dauda, Ian McKinnon, Nathan Perkovich and Cameron Critchlow as players to have agreed to terms with the Icemen for the 2020-21 season.

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The Icemen’s home opener is slated for Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.  The Icemen are expected to start the season with limited capacity seating. The best way to ensure your seats is with a season ticket membership package. Full & partial season plans are currently available!  Contact the Icemen at 904-602-7825, or visit online at www.jacksonvilleicemen.com  

The 2020-21 Jacksonville Icemen Season is Presented by Community First Credit Union

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