Abbott previously held the title of Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations, which he was named to in April 2014. As Assistant General Manager of Hockey Operations, Abbott works closely with Jackals head coach Jamie Russell while playing an instrumental role in daily hockey operations and player relations. He still performs his role as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Jackals and continues his duties with media and public relations and corporate sales.
Abbott spent his first year with the organization as a post-graduate communications intern. He assisted with the daily broadcasting duties and helped shoulder the load of media responsibilities. Prior to joining the Jackals and First Arena, Abbott was the play-by-play broadcaster for Penn State University's NCAA Division I men's ice hockey team.
In his years at Penn State, Abbott broadcasted many levels of men's and women's ice hockey. The Flemington, New Jersey native played two season of club ice hockey at Penn State before he joined the broadcasting department. Prior to attending Penn State, Abbott played junior hockey for the New Jersey Renegades of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League.