|Mallards Sign Rugged Forward Lane|
|News Releases - Sports & Recreation|
|Written by Brian Lavelle|
|Monday, 16 September 2013 14:16|
MOLINE, Ill. (September 16, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards have signed forward Jordan Lane, the Mallards announced today.
“We needed a big, physical presence on our team and Jordan can provide that,” said Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski. “I actually first talked to Jordan last year but he decided he needed to work on his conditioning. Two years ago, when he reported to camp [with the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals] he thought he was in good condition but now we know he’s in great condition. Jordan knows what he has to do to help the team. He’s going to make the rest of our guys feel like they’re three inches taller and he can play in front of the net.”
Lane, a 6’ 8”, 240-pound 24-year old, last season scored two goals and added two assists while collecting 110 penalty minutes in 19 games with Portage College in Lac La Biche, Alberta.
Lane played two seasons of professional hockey before joining the Voyageurs. The native of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, scored three times and piled up 132 minutes in penalties in 61 games as a rookie with the Central Hockey League’s Evansville Icemen in 2010-11. The following season, Lane notched a goal and an assist along with 53 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Jackals.
Lane turned pro after five years of junior hockey, a stint that included a season- 2008-09- in the major junior ranks with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He also suited up for the Princeton Posse of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Dauphin Kings and Neepawa Natives of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
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