Jake flourished with the 67’s last year after coming over from the Sudbury Wolves part way through the season. The right handed defenceman had just 2 points in 8 games with the Wolves and finished with a solid 18 points and a plus 21 rating in 48 games playing on the 67’s blue line.
Jake is a reliable defenceman at both ends of the ice. He plays with an edge to his game, especially in his own end, but he is also a smooth skater and puck handler. Jake was a solid addition last year and added a much-needed veteran presence to the 67’s blue line. The 67’s were 11-8 before acquiring Cardwell and the team went on a 17-4-1-1 run after they picked him up.