The Moncton Wildcats are pleased to announce the signing of defenceman Jack Tucker. Born in Tampa FL, Jack grew up having the experience of playing hockey in both countries. As a 17-year-old he stands at 6’3, weighing 168 lbs and is a right handed shot defenceman.
After being drafted in the OHL in 2016 to the Kitchener Randers, Jack spent last season playing in the OJHL with the Buffalo Junior Sabres. Appearing in 54 games he recorded 16 points. After Kitchener allowed his release, the team was able to sign him as a free agent.
“We are very excited to add a player of Jack’s caliber, and pleased with the cooperation of the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers in allowing this player to start his career in the CHL here in Moncton, said Director of Hockey Operations Roger Shannon.
“Jack is a big prospect for us, both his mom and dad are Canadian born, and given his pedigree with his dad as a long time NHL player and CHL player with Kitchener, we are happy that he sees the benefit of the CHL development in in his career. Jack is a strong puck moving defenceman, from the right side, something that is very difficult to find in this game. We are looking forward to Jack getting started in our Rookie Challenge this coming weekend and welcome Jack and his family to the Wildcats.”
You can catch Jack and other Wildcat rookies this weekend at the Superior Propane Centre for the QMJHL Rookie Challenge. This three day tournament will begin on Friday, with the Wildcats first game Friday night at 7:00 p.m. For tickets call the Wildcats office at 382-5555 or purchase your tickets on game day at the Superior Propane Centre.