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 forwards Craig Martin and Christopher Brown for the 2021-22 season.
Martin returns for a third season with the Icemen after collecting 10 points (7g-3a) in 32 games last season. During the 2019-20 season, Martin logged 23 points (8g-15a) as a rookie split between Jacksonville and the Adirondack Thunder. The 26-year-old totaled 75 points (27g-48a) in 134 games during his four collegiate seasons at Quinnipiac University from 2015-19. The Trail, British Columbia resident was acquired by the Icemen from Adirondack on Nov.26, 2019.
Brown is back with the Icemen for a second season after posting a career-high 29 points (15g-14a) in 54 appearances last season. Prior to his time in Jacksonville, Brown registered 19 points (11g-8a) in 38 games with the Wheeling Nailers during the 2019-20 season, earning an AHL call-up with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (16 games). The 25-year-old played four collegiate seasons at Boston College totaling 72 points (27g-45a) in 151 career games. He captained the Eagles for two seasons from 2018-20. The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan resident was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the sixth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brown’s father, Doug, appeared in 854 NHL games in stints with the Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings.