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After posting his third best AHL numbers to date despite starting off the year on a PTO, JF Jacques has signed with Klagenfurter AC of the Austrian league for the upcoming season.

The long time AHLer (187 points in 315 games) signed a professional try-out contract with the Springfield Falcons earlier this year on his second stint with the club. In 52 games with the team, Jacques found the net 15 times and finished with 32 points in 52 contests.

Drafted in the second round, 68th overall by the Oilers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Jacques is known more for his grinding ability then his scoring chances. He’ll likely never find his way back into an NHL spot in the near future, but if he does, it will be in a fourth line role just like in his first 166 NHL contests.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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