With 87 days left until opening night puck drop for the ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen, the team’s roster continues to take shape. Today the team announced that forward Derek Lodermeier will be rejoining the Icemen roster for the 2023-24 season. Lodermeier is the sixth Icemen player to return to the team, following the returns of Julian Kislin, Matt Iacopelli, Chris Grando, Jacob Panetta, and Brendan Harris.
The upcoming 2023-24 season will be Lodermeier’s fourth season in an Icemen uniform. Last year the forward set new career highs in all areas, wrapping up the regular season with 26 goals and 21 assists for 47 points through 67 games. He also appeared in all 12 games during the Icemen’s latest postseason run, scoring seven goals and contributing a pair of assists.
His re-addition to the Icemen line-up should be well received by both teammates and fans alike. Already through his first three seasons in Jacksonville, Lodermeier has added his name to a whole host of all-time lists. Three of his seven recent postseason goals accounted for the first hat-trick in Icemen playoff history, and his 200 regular season games played makes him the player with the most appearances in an Icemen sweater. A big body that drives to the net and has the ability to shut down plays deep at either end of the ice, Lodermeier is a critical component of the Icemen’s core group. Having his physicality and size amongst a cadre of skill players adds grit and balance to a team looking to be competitive in all areas on the ice.
For more on Derek Lodermeier, check out the Icemen player spotlight.