The Coachella Valley Firebirds have officially announced today that they signed goaltender Jack LaFontaine for the 2023-2024 season. This after the Seattle Kraken the NHL affiliate for the Firebirds signed former goaltender Joey Daccord to a two-year $2.4 million dollar deal in June of this year.
The 25-year-old appeared in 30 games for the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears last season while also making five appearances in the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch. LaFontaine joined the Carolina Hurricanes' organization following his senior season at the University of Minnesota. He played two games with the big club in the National Hockey League, 13 games for the Chicago Wolves (AHL) and two games for the Norfolk Admirals (ECHL).
During his time in the 20-21 season with the Golden Gophers, LaFontaine held a 22-7-0 record, 1.79 goals against average and a .900 save percentage.
Season tickets for the Firebirds' 2023-24 campaign are on sale now. Stay up to date on the latest Firebirds' news and info by visiting CVFirebirds.com and by following the team on social media.