08/24/2017 8:54 AM
West Valley City, Utah – Utah Grizzlies Head Coach/General Manager Tim Branham announced today that forward C.J. Eick has been re-signed for the 2017-2018 season and also been named the team’s captain.
“C.J. is a constant professional both on and off the ice,” said Branham. “He is the perfect person to lead our team and establish the culture that we need to win a championship.”
Eick enters his second full pro season after totaling 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points in 64 games as an alternate captain for the team in 2016-2017. He had two goals and one assist for three points in five playoff games.
“I’m very excited and honored to be named captain for such a great organization,” said Eick. “I love the culture and direction of the team and can’t wait to get the season going. The staff has made some great moves this offseason and we have a great group.”
The Wisconsin native joined the Grizzlies late during the 2015-2016 season after finishing his four year college career at Michigan Tech. He played in the final seven regular season games and had two assists and then totaled one goal and one assist in 10 playoff games. In addition, Eick has served as an instructor at Branham Hockey Schools in Wisconsin for the last six years.
Opening Night is Saturday, October 14 when the Grizzlies host Colorado at 7 p.m.
The team’s High Five! Pack features the team’s top five Saturday home games and includes a free meal at each game and a ticket to the team’s first playoff game starting at $65. Visit utahgrizzlies.com/highfive for more information.
The Grizzlies Amtrak Student Pass gives Students with valid ID the chance to attend every Grizzlies game for $49. Visit utahgrizzlies.com/Amtrak for more information.
Season tickets for the 2017-2018 season along with group and holiday party packages are on sale now. Visit http://www.utahgrizzlies.com or call (801) 988-8000 for more information. Individual tickets will go on sale in September.