As reported in yesterday’s post, there are two Ontario Hockey League alumni up for Newcomer of the Year in Great Britain’s EIHL. Yesterday, we featured former Peterborough Pete, Cameron Mann. Today, the spotlight is on Kitchener Rangers grad, Jeff Szwez.
Jeff played in the OHL for one season, 2001-02. That season, he provided the Rangers with solid numbers with 57 points in 65 games.
Jeff has bounced around between 8 AHL and ECHL teams in his pro career. He had his first taste of European hockey in 2007-08 when he played 10 games in Finland. This season is his first full season in Europe.
Jeff brought the Belfast Giants much needed offense this season. He notched three hat-tricks enroute to a 36 goal season in just 41 games. He fit in nicely with Belfast’s rough and tumble style, sitting out 145 minutes in the penalty box.
To view Jeff Szwez’s profile page on the Belfast Giants official website, click here.
To view yesterday’s post on Cameron Mann, click here.
To view a previous post on Belfast Giants tough-guy and OHL grad Sean McMorrow, click here.