Friday, 05.04.18 / 9:40 am CT
The IceRays have signed Omaha AAA Lancers forward Jordan Randall to a tender contract. He will be seeking to crack the roster at the start of the 2018-19 season.
Randall, who just celebrated his 18th birthday a week ago, has played midget hockey for the past three seasons, two of which have been with the Omaha Lancers’ AAA program. This past season was his first at the U18 level, though he was unfortunately sidelined with an early injury which kept him out for most of the campaign. He did, however, suit up for a game with the Shreveport Mudbugs this season in mid-February against the Odessa Jackalopes.
“Jordan is a strong, elite scorer with good size and hockey sense,” IceRays Head Coach Brad Flynn said. “He missed time last year with a serious injury but is healthy now and is expected to step in and produce offensively. He played for Dave Wilkie with Omaha and had high goal totals.”
In the 2016-17 season when he played for Wilkie, now the Head Coach of the USHL’s Omaha Lancers and the father of IceRays defenseman Coltan Wilkie, Randall (6’0”, 190) was third on the 16U team in scoring with 46 points in 22 games played and earned several recognitions from the league. He led all 16U players in the NAPHL in goals with 22, and was named to the NAPHL 16U Second All-Star Team.
There has been a strong precedent of players flourishing with the IceRays after playing for Omaha’s AAA program, and Flynn believes Randall will be one of them. “Omaha has treated our organization well with elite players and people: Mason Krueger, Conor Yawney, and Coltan Wilkie. We are excited to add Jordan to that group.”