Shapiro, On the Eve of 100th game with Jacksonville Icemen

(Photo of Shapiro, right, courtesy of Lockedin Magazine) 

Kyle Shapiro already has 125 regular season games playing professionally in the ECHL. But maybe even more special than that is when he skates in his 100th regular season game for his three year club, Jacksonville Icemen. 

The Ambler, Pa. native started his ECHL career in 2014-2015 making the jump from the NCAA D-III level during his senior year at Nichols College. He first saw professional ice-time with the Evansville Icemen before the team folded. He landed on the Indy Fuel roster but only played in one game. Eventually Shapiro would have a stint with the Orlando Solar Bears before finding a home in Jacksonville.  

 Shapiro, a defenseman, has three goals and six assists for the Icemen, but in total, has three goals and 13 assists since starting in the ECHL. 

(Photo of Shapiro, left, by Les Stockton, 2009)

Shapiro’s statistical hockey career, can be traced back to its origin in the Western States Hockey League. He first debuted for the El Paso Rhinos in 2008-2009 and registered 7G-22A-29P. Shapiro opted to come back for a second season and upped his production with 6G-27A-33P. 

The Icemen are scheduled to take on the Norfolk Admirals  on the road tomorrow.