BRAMPTON, ONTARIO - The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the St. John’s IceCaps and Montreal Canadiens, announce today that hard-hitting defenceman Jordan Henry has re-signed with the Beast for the upcoming 2016-17 ECHL season.
Henry, 30, hails from Milo, Alberta and was a tough, dependable defenceman for the Beast last season, suiting up for 47 contests and recording six goals and 13 assists to go along with 53 penalty minutes.
A natural born leader, Henry was named the captain of the Beast in the latter half of the 2015-16 season when Brandon Marino earned a callup to the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League.
A veteran of 306 AHL games with the Rochester Americans, Abbotsford Heat, Chicago Wolves, Oklahoma City Barons, Syracuse Crunch and Charlotte Checkers between the 2007-08 and 2014-15 seasons, Henry is excited to put that experience to work this season and is looking forward to helping the Beast get closer to the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
“I’m excited to be back,” Henry said. “Last season didn’t go the way anybody wanted but to be able to come back again and be a part of a team that is going to see improvement and try to make a push for the playoffs is exciting. I know we will have some guys back that were a part of the core group last year and they were again be impact players for us. I know we also have some new acquisitions coming in that can certainly help us too. I’m excited to get started.”
Henry is a product of the Western Hockey League and played his junior hockey with the Moose Jaw Warriors and Red Deer Rebels between 2003-04 and 2006-07. The 6’2”, 198-pound defenceman has always been a difference-maker at both ends of the ice and appeared in 270 WHL games, recording 12 goals and 61 assists with 536 penalty minutes in his junior career.
A former captain of the ECHL’s Florida Everblades, Henry is a proven leader at the ECHL level, having scored 25 goals and recorded 47 assists in 138 career ECHL contests and Beast Head Coach Colin Chaulk is excited to have a player of Henry’s calibre back in a Beast jersey this season.
"Jordan is a solid, two-way, defenceman who can play all situations of the game. He is a proven leader, brings a ton of experience, and was an obvious member of the core group to bring back."
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