Hot prospect Jordan McLaughlin signs for the Capitals Academy

13 July 2017

The Edinburgh Capitals Academy has been bolstered by the signing of 17 year old netminder Jordan McLaughlin. 

Jordan has risen through the ranks at Murrayfield and is another local player who has been rewarded for his efforts by being given the chance to train and potentially play for the EIHL side this season. After injury to the clubs number one netminder last season, Jordan was drafted in as cover and made a huge impression in the three EIHL games he played in, including the chance to play in the Hogmanay match against Fife Flyers.

He will now look to continue his development this season as part of the Academy.

On his signing for the Capitals Jordan said "This is a great opportunity for me to become a better player that's able to compete at a high level. I'm pleased I've signed for Edinburgh as I love playing here and I feel that I will be able to improve loads due to the new coach who has so much experience in the game. I want to become a better player in all aspects of my game as well as gaining experience by playing with such good players."  

Former Scotland U-17 international Jordan will combine his time this season training and being part of the clubs EIHL roster, whilst also having the option to gain valuable ice time at U-20 level.

On signing Jordan to the clubs Academy General Manager Scott Neil said “I thought Jordan was very impressive last season when he stepped in, and as a young player handled the pressure well. He has a lot of potential and I want us to offer him the support to progress in the sport. I’m glad he’s chosen to join the Academy and the club looks forward to working with him.”