The Eels coaching staff is thrilled that Jaymen is returning for a 2nd year with the Florida Eels. He is in fact played one previous year juniors prior to joining the Eels so this will be his 4th season of juniors. Last season Jaymen had 3 goals and 12 assists and split time between the Eels Premier and Elite squads. He is a very versatile player who strength was being able to play both defense and forward. Not too many players can offer this asset to a team.
GM Frank Scarpaci says Jaymen came off an incredible Spring where he joined us at the USPHL Spring Showcase where the Eels dominated at the Pre-Season Showcase. Then he joined us at the Pro AM NHL Pre Draft Showcase where he competed in games vs. team Euro, team Sweden and combined Russian/Ukaraine team; then in July Jaymen joined the Eels at the Pro Am Sr. Chowder Cup. At these venues he got to play with and against some of the top players in the World These 14 games proved invaluable in his growth, maturity and development as a player. .
Premier Coach Frank Scarpaci commented that Jaymen has to be one of the most hardest working players returning this season. He never went home. He continued to work with the coaching staff every day in the gym and on the ice 2-3 days per week from May to present. Jaymen plays as hard as he trains. He lays everything on the ice and he is relentless on every shift.
Elite Head Coach Alex Sanchez said “he is so far ahead of so many guys…. He has been training 3-4 hours per day at least while working part time. This is a kid with tremendous work ethic and that is what we are looking for this season”
Moreover, GM Scarpaci echoes, “Jaymen knows what a phenomenal opportunity is in front of him. This is his year to be seen by the college coaches. Having the chance to be scouted and recruited at 4 college showcases is very exciting and he is not leaving anything to chance” We are all thrilled to have a player with his character, heart determination and skill set returning to the Eels….