Jack Combs (ice hockey)

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Jack Combs
Born (1988-01-26) January 26, 1988 (age 27)
St. Louis, MO, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Cincinnati Cyclones
Peoria Rivermen
Chicago Wolves
Worcester Sharks
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
San Antonio Rampage
Oklahoma City Barons
Toros Neftekamsk
IF Björklöven
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Jack Combs (born January 26, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to turning professional, Combs played five seasons of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League. Combs attended the Colorado Avalanche training camp in 2009 before he was released and signed with the Alaska Aces for his first professional season in 2009–10. In his second season, Combs remained in the Avalanche sights and signed with secondary affiliate, the Tulsa Oilers in the Central Hockey League. Establishing a formidable partnership alongside linemate Chad Costello, Combs finished amongst the top point getters in the CHL.

On August 18, 2011, Combs was signed, along with Costello, to a one-year contract with the Colorado Eagles in the ECHL.[1] After combining with Costello to lead the league in scoring after 23 games with 37 points in the 2011–12 season, Combs was signed to an AHL contract and split the campaign between the Eagles and the Worcester Sharks in the American Hockey League.[2]

Combs returned to the Eagles the following season and repeated his success scoring 42 points in just 27 games. His partnership with Costello was signified when they were both signed to try-out contracts with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on December 18, 2012. With the conclusion of the NHL lockout inducing significant roster movement, Combs was signed again alongside Costello, to an AHL deal with the Sound Tigers for the remainder of the season on January 9, 2013.[3] Combs played in 22 games with the Sound Tigers for 14 points before he was traded to the San Antonio Rampage in exhcange for future considerations on March 14, 2013.[4]

On January 17, 2013, Combs, along with Steve Pinizzotto, was traded to the Edmonton Oilers AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons in exchange for Ryan Martindale and Derek Nesbitt.

Combs left North America at season's end as a free agent and signed a one-year deal with Russian club, Toros Neftekamsk of the Supreme Hockey League (VHL) on August 1, 2014.[5] After only 11 games into the 2014–15 season, Combs opted to leave Toros in a return to North America. On October 21, 2014, Combs signed a contract to re-unite with Chad Costello with the Allen Americans of the ECHL.[6] However, on January 13, 2015, the Swedish club IF Björklöven announced the signing of Combs for the rest of the season.[7] Due to desire of more ice time than Björklöven could offer, the team released Combs before the ECHL's transfer deadline day, playing only three games.[8] On February 15, 2015 he was claimed off waivers from Allen by Stockton Thunder.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Kitchener Rangers OHL 59 1 5 6 12 3 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Saginaw Spirit OHL 59 11 10 21 80 3 0 1 1 0
2006–07 Saginaw Spirit OHL 51 10 23 33 56 6 3 3 6 8
2007–08 Saginaw Spirit OHL 67 42 58 100 93 4 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Saginaw Spirit OHL 62 32 43 75 102 8 9 4 13 8
2009–10 Alaska Aces ECHL 11 1 3 4 2
2009–10 Trenton Devils ECHL 49 23 16 39 63
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 3 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Tulsa Oilers CHL 64 40 42 82 42 10 3 7 10 12
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Colorado Eagles ECHL 23 17 20 37 22
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 50 16 14 30 24
2012–13 Colorado Eagles ECHL 27 19 23 42 22
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 22 5 9 14 14
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 18 12 7 19 2
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 19 0 2 2 18
2013–14 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 8 9 4 13 4
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 29 5 4 9 16 3 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Toros Neftekamsk VHL 11 0 7 7 4
2014–15 Allen Americans ECHL 32 22 34 56 32
2014–15 IF Björklöven Allsv 3 1 0 0 0
2014–15 Stockton Thunder ECHL 10 5 8 13 11
2014–15 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 5 4 3 7 4
AHL totals 144 38 37 75 60 3 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eagles strike it rich, Sign Tulsa Oilers two top scorers". Colorado Eagles. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Worcester Sharks sign forward Jack Combs to AHL contract". Worcester Sharks. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Tigers ink Combs and Costello to AHL deals". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Rampage acquire Forward Jack Combs". San Antonio Rampage. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Toros sign contracts with Strikers". Toros Neftekamsk. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Americans re-unite dynamic duo". Allen Americans. 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Jack Combs klar för Björklöven (in Swedish)". IF Björklöven. 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Jack Combs lämnar Björklöven" (in Swedish). IF Björklöven. 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  9. ^ "Thunder Claim All-Star Combs". Stockton Thunder. 2015-02-15. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 

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