04/13/2016 12:20 PM
Sims 2 AHL
Jordan Sims Loaned to AHL San Jose
(IceMen rookie earns first AHL call-up of his career after a strong season in Evansville.)
EVANSVILLE, IN – The Evansville IceMen, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and AHL’s Binghamton Senators, and Head Coach Al Sims announced Wednesday that rookie forward Jordan Sims has been loaned to the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda. It’s the 26-year-old’s first AHL call-up.
Sims skated in 64 games for the IceMen this season and finished second on the team in scoring (17-29—46). The Fort Wayne, IN native finished 16th among ECHL rookies in scoring, and fifth in plus/minus rating. His plus-18 rating was also a team best.
The 5’11 center spent the majority of his first pro season with the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) in 2014-15, before appearing in five games for the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads and 19 games for Evansville. Prior to turning pro, Sims played four seasons for the University of Connecticut from 2010-14.
San Jose finishes their regular season schedule with a home-and-home series Saturday and Sunday against the Stockton Heat. The Barracuda are .5 games behind the Charlotte Checkers for the AHL’s final Western Conference playoff spot.