Defense man joins team in Brampton ahead of Wednesday’s game

The Jacksonville Icemen announced the acquisition of Jan Kostalek from AHL affiliate, Manitoba Moose, on Tuesday. Kostalek will join the team in Brampton, Alberta ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Brampton Beast at 11:00 a.m.

A fourth-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, Kostalek (6′-1″, 196 lbs) is in his third season of professional hockey. During the 2016-17 campaign, the Prague, Czech Republic native registered seven points (2G, 5A) in 60 games. In 112 career AHL games, Kostalek has 16 points (3G, 13A) and 40 penalty minutes with the Moose.

Prior to his time in Manitoba, Kostalek had an impressive three years in juniors with the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL. From 2012-15, the 22-year-old appeared in 160 games for the Oceanic. The Czech scored 17 times and tallied 71 assists for 88 points.

The Icemen continue their road trip against the Brampton Beast on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 a.m. Fans can watch the game here or listen live.

Founded in 2017, the Jacksonville Icemen are a member of the ECHL. Proudly affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) and the Manitoba Moose (AHL), the Icemen play at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Downtown Jacksonville.

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