Flames sign Jordan Abt
The Guildford Flames have added Canadian Jordan Abt. The 6’2”, 205lb Defenceman will make his first appearance outside of North America after spending 61 games last season with Norfolk Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League where he had a goal and 7 assists. The native of Leduc, Alberta also closed the 2016-2017 season in Virginia when he played 10 games with the club after completing his 5th and final season of college hockey at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to play in Guildford this upcoming season,” said Abt. “I’ve heard nothing but good things and am looking forward to the start of the season to help the team build on their success from last season.”
In 108 games at NAIT, including a pair of seasons alongside Flames forward John Dunbar, the 26 year old had 34 goals and 101 points and was on hand for 3 playoff titles; one in 2013 and back to back captures in 2015 and 2016, the last of which was a result of a perfect 36 win and 0 loss schedule including playoffs. During his stay at the Edmonton school, Abt was a First All-Conference team selection in 2015-2016 and added a 2nd team award the following year.
Prior to his jump to the college ranks, he spent 3 seasons, totalling 151 games, in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, the bulk of his time with St. Albert Steel before a short final stretch at Drayton Valley Thunder.
“Jordan is an excellent defenceman and can have an impact on every aspect of the game,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“He can really skate and deal with the puck, but is also a good size guy who can handle the more physical parts of the game.”
“When he has been put in situations where he has the opportunity to play a skilled role he has really excelled, and we are very excited to have made such a high quality addition to our blue line group.”