ECHL: Jacksonville Icemen Add Veteran Defenseman Garret Cockerill

JACKSONVILLE (Florida Sports Wire) – The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Garret Cockerill for the 2022-2023 season.   

Cockerill, 28, returns for a second stint in Jacksonville after recording 23 points (4g, 19a) in 41 games played last season with the Reading Royals.  Cockerill initially played for the Icemen during the 2018-2019 season collecting 14 points in 40 games.  

The 6-0, 210-pound defenseman has totaled 111 points (23g, 88a) in 226 career ECHL games split between the Icemen, Reading Royals, Tulsa Oilers and Kalamazoo Wings.   


Cockerill has also registered 19 points in 56 career AHL games with the Cleveland Monsters from 2017-2019.  Prior to his professional career, the Brighton, Michigan resident played four seasons at Northeastern University where he totaled 84 points (19g, 65a) from 2014-2018, while winning a Hockey East championship in 2016.  

The following is a list of players that have agreed to terms with the Icemen for the 2022-2023 season:   

GoaltenderCharles WilliamsDefensemenGarret CockerillVictor HadfieldBo HansonBrandon FortunatoBrendan LessJacob Panetta

Tim Theocharidis  

ForwardsJake HamacherBrendan HarrisLuke KeenanLuke LynchMatt SalhanySam SternschienMike SzmatulaThe Icemen open the 2022-2023 season at home on Oct.  22 against the Orlando Solar Bears.

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