Jake Newton (ice hockey)
September 22, 1988 |
San Jacinto, CA, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Lake Erie Monsters
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
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. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche from the Anaheim Ducks along with a conditional draft pick for defenseman Kyle Cumiskey on October 8, 2011. 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. 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. 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. In the 2014-15 season, Newton excelled as Gherdëina's best player, contributing with 24 goals and 52 points in 39 games to lead the league in both categories in scoring from the blueline. After Gherdëina's elimination in the Quarter-finals, Newton signed a one-year contract with Finnish Liiga club, Sport on March 7, 2015.
In the 2015–16 season, Newton adapted quickly to the pace of the Liiga, contributing to Sports' blueline with 9 goals and 24 points from 58 games in Vaasa. After two seasons abroad, Newton opted to return to North America, securing a one-year deal with ECHL outfit, the Idaho Steelheads, on September 8, 2016. Newton was released from his contract with the Steelheads prior to the season, after agreeing to a one-year deal in the Czech Republic with Mountfield HK on October 4, 2016.
|2011–12||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||31||1||2||3||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||HC Eppan Pirates||ITL2||45||22||19||41||12||7||4||2||6||2|
|2013–14||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||18||2||6||8||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|Second All-Star Team||2008–09|||
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2009–10|||
- "Ducks sign Newton". Anaheim Ducks. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
- "Avalanche acquires Newton, draft pick from Anaheim". Colorado Avalanche. 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
- "Pirates opt for option D" (in German). HC Eppan Pirates. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
- "Reign announce first signing of 2013-14". Ontario Reign. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
- "HCG increasing the defense" (in Italian). HC Gherdëina. 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
- "U.S. defender Jake Newton to Sport" (in Finnish). Vaasan Sport. 2015-03-07. Retrieved 2015-03-07.
- "Steelheads agree to terms with defenseman Jake Newton". Idaho Steelheads. 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
- "Josh Newton player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- "Team CCM win USHL prospect All-Star game". hockeysfuture.com. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
- "CCM win USHL All-Star contest". United States Hockey League. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
- "Jake Newton player profile". The Hockey News. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
- "Jake Newton player Biography". The Sports Network. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
- Jake Newton's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jake Newton's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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