8th year defenseman Jake Newton(4) continues to move along overseas clubs.
He returns to Finland’s Liiga for a 2nd tour, joining KooKoo for 2017/2018.
The very decently sized blue liner played for Sport 2 seasons ago posting 9 goals and 15 assists before shifting to the Czech Extraliga to skate with HK Hradec Kralove in 2015/2016.
For his initial trip back to continue overseas he returned to Italy but went up a level to Serie A with Gherdeina, where he scored a league best for a d-man 24 goals and 52 points.
At 28-years old, the former Anaheim Ducks/Colorado Avalanche prospect could be just getting going and may continue to climb the European hockey ladder.
As a pro he’s played in no less than 7 leagues.
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Undrafted 5th year defenseman Jake Newton(17) has played AHL games in each of his three seasons on this side of the pond.
The pretty sizable 6’3″ 200 lbs. offensive-minded blue liner had a real solid showing through 18 games (2 goals, 6 assists) with a very young Bridgeport Sound Tigers‘ team.
Once again though, he splits for Italy, moving it up a notch with Gherdeina of Italy’s top league Serie A.