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Hawerchuk joins Icemen

Action photo of Ben Hawerchuk

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers and the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Ben Hawerchuk for the 2021-22 season.  

Hawerchuk, 23, joins the Icemen after playing in Sweden last season with Ostersunds IK where he collected 23 points (12g-11a) in 33 games. 

During the 2019-20 season, Hawerchuk began his professional career with the Brampton Beast, logging three points (2g-1a) in 14 games. Before his time in Brampton, he began that season with the University of New Brunswick, where he recorded eight points (1g-7a) in 13 contests.   

The King City, Ontario resident totaled 136 points (67g-69a) in his four seasons with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League.   

Hawerchuk is the son of the late Dale Hawerchuk, who amassed 1,409 points in 16 NHL seasons from 1981-97.