On September 8th, 2023, goaltender Jake Theut announced his retirement from professional hockey after four seasons where he spent time in the SPHL, ECHL, and AHL. The 29-year-old goaltender spent three seasons at the collegiate level, where he spent three years at Northeastern University, where he only saw action in five games, before spending his final season of eligibility at the University of Alabama-Huntsville where he went 2-10 with a 4.21 GAA. Once finishing his collegiate career, Theut would spend the next two seasons bouncing between the ECHL and SPHL. During the 2020-21 season, Theut would put up a 16-1-4 record with a 1.74 GAA, .933 SV%, and three shutouts, which would be good enough to win him goaltender of the year in the SPHL and would solidify him a spot in the ECHL.
The Michigan Native would begin the 2021-22 season with the Norfolk Admirals, where he only appeared in one game, before finishing the season with the Wichita Thunder, where he put up a 9-11-4 record with 3.62 GAA and 903 SV%. In what would be his final season in the ECHL, Theut would join the Adirondack Thunder, where he was expected to be the third-string goalie, but due to injuries and call-ups, he would spend most of the year as the starter in Adirondack, in 34 games with Adirondack he put up a 16-13-4 record with a 2.98 GAA, .907 SV%, and two shutouts, he would also see two games with the Utica Comets, which was the only AHL action he saw in his career. In the past two seasons, Theut has spent the off-season playing with 3ICE. He finished his career with a 27-31-11 record along with a 3.40 GAA,902 SV%, and two shutouts in 72 games as he spent time with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Norfolk Admirals, Wichita Thunder, and Adirondack Thunder.