Grizzlies Sign 3 Forwards for Upcoming Season
West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies have signed forwards Colin Jacobs, Ryan Cloonan and Jacob Benson for the 2019-2020 season.
Jacobs, 26, split last season with the ECHL’s Wichita Thunder and Kalamazoo Wings. He has appeared in 277 professional games over the past 7 seasons. He has scored 43 goals and 66 assists, with his best season coming with the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals in the 2015-2016 season, scoring 14 goals and 15 assists in 63 games. Jacobs was a 4th round pick (107th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Cloonan, 24, played at Boston University from 2016-2019. He was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. While a member of the BU Terriers, they made three appearances in the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Hockey Tournament and they won the 2018 Hockey East Conference Championship in 2018.
Benson, 23, played for St. Cloud State for four seasons from 2016-2019, serving as alternate captain in the 2018-19 season. Benson scored 27 goals and 29 assists in 138 collegiate games. After his senior season at St. Cloud State ended he appeared in 3 games with ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen.
Season and partial season ticket packages are available now to see the 2019-2020 Utah Grizzlies in action at Maverik Center. Go to the new and improved utahgrizzlies.com or call (801) 988-8000 to experience the action and excitement of professional hockey at Maverik Center.