Bloodoff agrees to terms with Elmira for rookie season

ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Elmira Jackals announced that rookie forward Lucas Bloodoff has signed a Standard Player Contract for the 2014-15 campaign becoming the Jackals’ first signing for the upcoming season.

The Jackals are the ECHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Bloodoff, 25, joins the Jackals following a successful four-year career at Saint Mary’s University in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport ranks. The Castlegar, British Columbia native recorded 99 points (47g-52a) in 109 career games for the Huskies. This past year, Bloodoff served as the team captain after two seasons as an alternate captain. He posted a career-high 38 points (20g-18a) in the 2012-13 season while also being named to the AUS First All-Star Team and the CIS All-Canadian First Team. He also was awarded the Kelly Trophy as the AUS Most Valuable Player as well as the Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy as the CIS Player of the Year.

Prior to attending Saint Mary’s University, Bloodoff notched 124 points (64g-60a) and 356 penalty minutes in 259 games as a member of the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. Skating alongside his brother Evan, who plays for the Florida Everblades, Bloodoff helped the Rockets win the WHL Championship in 2008-09.