Jackals Announce 2015-16 Season-Opening Roster

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today the team's 2015-16 Season-Opening Roster. The Jackals' Season-Opening Roster consists of 22 players (13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders).



Chris Langkow

Mike Seidel

Matt Garbowsky

Taylor Stefishen

Will Kessel

Scott Jacklin

Allan McPherson

Cason Hohmann

Garrett Klotz

Colin Jacobs

Justin Bernhardt

Nick Zappia

Mark Bennett



Nathan Oystrick

Brad Richard

Zach Tolkinen

Jacob MacDonald

Joe Houk

Kevin Clare

Mitchell Stretch



C.J. Motte

Sam Marotta


Roster Notes:

  • The Jackals bring back eight players who skated for Elmira last season (Mike Seidel, Taylor Stefishen, Allan McPherson, Colin Jacobs, Zach Tolkinen, Joe Houk, Jacob MacDonald and Sam Marotta).
  • Elmira has nine rookies on its 2015-16 Season-Opening Roster (C.J. Motte, Jacob MacDonald, Mitchell Stretch, Cason Hohmann, Matt Garbowsky, Scott Jacklin, Will Kessel, Mark Bennett and Nick Zappia).
  • The Jackals have three veterans on their 2015-16 Season-Opening Roster (Nathan Oystrick, Chris Langkow, Garrett Klotz).
  • Elmira opens the 2015-16 season with five players assigned from its NHL and AHL affiliates. Colin Jacobs has been assigned by Buffalo from Rochester. C.J. Motte, Cason Hohmann, Allan McPherson and Matt Garbowsky have been assigned by Rochester.

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Upcoming Events: 

October 16: Opening Night vs. Adirondack at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.

October 17: Elmira Jackals vs. Brampton Beast at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.

October 23: Pink in the Rink vs. Reading at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.