Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Former Victoria Salsa Goaltender Jordan Sigalet Hired by Abbotsford Heat as Goaltending Coach:
Jordan Sigalet, who played two seasons in the BCHL with the Victoria Salsa, has been hired by the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL as their goaltending coach.
Here's the line on Sigalet's playing career...
Here's the release from the Heat's website:
CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that Jordan Sigalet has been named as the Goaltender Coach for the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
"Jordan is such a quality guy and the fact that he grew up here in the lower mainland make him a perfect fit with the organization here in Abbotsford and we are happy to be able to add him to our staff," said Heat Head Coach Troy Ward.
Sigalet, a native of New Westminster, BC joins Troy Ward's staff after spending last season as the Goaltending Coach with the Everett Silvertips (WHL).
He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 7th round (209th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft after playing two seasons with the Victoria Salsa (BCHL). He accepted a scholarship with Bowling Green University (CCHA) where he played three seasons and was named to the CCHA's First All-Star Team in 2003-04 and a Second Team All-Star in 2004-05 and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
Jordan went on to play his only NHL game with the Boston Bruins the following season and spent 37 games with their AHL affiliate in Providence. Following three seasons with the Providence Bruins he received the AHL's Fred Hunt Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship, determination and dedication in 2007-08. In January 2009 he signed with the Vienna Capitals in Austria where he finished out the season before retiring and moving to the coaching ranks. He currently owns and instructs ProFormance Goalie School in BC.