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Icemen Agree to Terms with Goaltender Matt Vernon

Monday, July 31st
Icemen Agree to Terms with Goaltender Matt Vernon

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Jacksonville Icemen, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and the AHL’s Rochester Americans announced today that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Matt Vernon for the 2023-24 season.  

Vernon, 25, joins the Icemen after beginning his professional career this past spring with the Reading Royals (ECHL).  The 5-11, 175-pound netminder went 0-1-1 with a 2.40 goals-against average and a 0.904 save percentage in his two outings with the Royals. 

Prior to Reading, Vernon played at Colorado College, totaling 19 wins, with five shutouts, a 3.02 goals-against average and 0.901 save percentage.   The Calgary, Alberta resident also played two seasons with the NAHL’s Aberdeen Wings where he compiled 57 wins, including a 40-win season with seven shutouts during the 2018-19 year. 

Vernon is the son of longtime NHL goaltenfder Mike Vernon who won a Stanley Cup with the Calgary Flames in 1989 and with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997, while also being named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the most valuable player of the 1997 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

The following is a complete list of players who have agreed to terms with the Icemen for the 2023-24 season:Victor Hadfield (D)Julian Kislin (D)Jacob Panetta (D)Connor Russell (D)Chris Grando (F)Brendan Harris (F)Matheson Iacopelli (F)Derek Lodermeier (F)Matt Vernon (G)Icemen full and partial ticket packages for the 2023-24 Season are currently on sale!  Payment plans are also available. Contact the Icemen office at 904-602-7825, or visit www.jacksonvilleicemen.com for more information.

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