Jake Newton (ice hockey)

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Jake Newton
Born (1988-09-22) September 22, 1988 (age 25)
San Jacinto, CA, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Serie A team
Former teams
HC Gherdëina
Syracuse Crunch
Lake Erie Monsters
HC Eppan Pirates
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Jake Newton (born September 22, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for HC Gherdëina of the Italian Serie A.

Playing career[edit]

Upon completing his freshman year in 2009–10 with Northeastern University and selected to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, Newton was signed as an undrafted free-agent to a three-year entry level contract with the Anaheim Ducks on March 17, 2010.[1] He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche from the Anaheim Ducks along with a conditional draft pick for defenceman Kyle Cumiskey on October 8, 2011.[2] He was then immediately assigned to AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters before finishing the 2011–12 season with the Avalanche's secondary affiliate, the Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League.

On August 29, 2012, Newton signed as a free agent to his first European contract with a one-year deal with HC Eppan Pirates of the Italian second division Serie A2.[3] During the 2012–13 season, Newton scored an impressive 41 points in 45 games, to help the Pirates win the Championships and was selected as the League's best player.

On July 26, 2013, Newton returned to North America and signed a one-year ECHL contract with the Ontario Reign.[4] During the 2013–14 season he made a return to the AHL when he was loaned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for 18 games.

Newton decided to continue his professional career again in Italy, signing a one-year contract with Serie A outfit, HC Gherdëina on August 20, 2014.[5]

Family[edit]

His older brother Josh played in the ECHL with the San Diego Gulls during the 2005–06 season.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Texas Tornado NAHL 61 12 15 27 35 10 2 5 7 2
2007–08 Lincoln Stars USHL 56 11 14 25 22 8 3 3 6 4
2008–09 Lincoln Stars USHL 59 10 28 38 22 7 2 2 4 0
2009–10 Northeastern University HE 34 9 13 22 10
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 48 2 7 9 6
2011–12 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 31 1 2 3 8
2011–12 Allen Americans CHL 11 1 6 7 15 6 0 2 2 0
2012–13 HC Eppan Pirates Serie A2 45 22 19 41 12 7 4 2 6 2
2013–14 Ontario Reign ECHL 36 12 17 29 4 4 1 0 1 2
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 18 2 6 8 2
AHL totals 97 5 15 20 16

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL
All-Star Game 2008–09 [7][8]
Second All-Star Team 2008–09 [9]
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2009–10 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks sign Newton". Anaheim Ducks. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Avalanche acquires Newton, draft pick from Anaheim". Colorado Avalanche. 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Pirates opt for option D" (in German). HC Eppan Pirates. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  4. ^ "Reign announce first signing of 2013-14". Ontario Reign. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  5. ^ "HCG increasing the defense" (in Italian). HC Gherdëina. 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  6. ^ "Josh Newton player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Team CCM win USHL prospect All-Star game". hockeysfuture.com. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  8. ^ "CCM win USHL All-Star contest". United States Hockey League. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  9. ^ "Jake Newton player profile". The Hockey News. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  10. ^ "Jake Newton player Biography". The Sports Network. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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