Mavericks Bring Back Ryan Jardine and Jordan Foreman
Foreman returns after two seasons away from Missouri
Independence, Missouri - Missouri Mavericks' Head Coach Scott Hillman announced Saturday the Central Hockey League (CHL) club has signed forwards Ryan Jardine and Jordan Foreman. The Mavericks are now at 16 players signed to their pre-season roster. The CHL season will begin on October 19 and the Mavericks home opener is slated for November 3 at Independence Events Center.
Foreman, 25 (1/6/87), heads back to the Mavericks after spending the past two seasons away from Missouri. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound forward spent the past two seasons in the ECHL with three different teams. The Cambridge, Ontario native finished with six goals and 16 assists in 49 games last season with Stockton, Utah and Gwinnett. He played the previous season in Stockton where he accounted for 25 points (10-15=25) and 116 penalty minutes in 40 games with Stockton. Foreman, played in 30 games for the Mavericks during the team's inaugural season in 2009-10 and had 16 points (7-9=16) and 136 penalty minutes in 30 games. In his four professional seasons, he has totaled 77 points (32-45=77) and 523 penalty minutes in 159 games in the CHL and ECHL.
"Jordan Foreman was an instant hit on the ice in our first season when he arrived," said Hillman. "He puts his heart on the line for his team each and every night and will play a big role on our hockey club with the versatility to play center or wing. He is also the second player from previous seasons that will be making a return to the Mavericks. We believe this is a testament to the way our players are treated while they are here in Missouri by our great fans and the organization."
Jardine, 32 (3/15/80), returns for his third season with the Mavericks and 13th professional season. The Ottawa, Ontario native ranks in the Mavericks' top 10 in nearly every major offensive category and has a total of 76 points (34-42=76) in 97 games with Missouri. He posted career highs in goals (23), assists (31) and points (54) in 66 games during his first season with the Mavericks in 2010-11. The 6-foot, 193-pound forward also has 19 points (7-12=19) in 20 playoff games.
"Ryan had a difficult season last year due to injuries," added Hillman. "Once again, he was strong and was a real leader during our playoff run. Ryan continues to show a passion for the game and will be a key player for us throughout the year."
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Jardine was the fourth round draft pick (89th overall) of the Florida Panthers in the 1998 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft. In 2001-02, he played in eight games for the Panthers and registered two assists.
Prior to playing in Missouri, Jardine spent three seasons playing in the Italian League. He registered 30 goals, 43 assists and 73 points in 85 contests with Bolzano from 2007-10. The 31-year-old forward has tallied 62 goals, 130 points and 215 penalty minutes in 304 career AHL contests with the Louisville Panthers, Utah Grizzlies and San Antonio Rampage, spanning five seasons (2000-2005).