Black Bears Proud to Announce Former NHL Draft Pick Signed as Player/Assistant Coach

by Jon Kliment

The Binghamton Black Bears roster has begun to take shape and now adds a strong piece not only on the ice, but on the staff as well as Geordie Wudrick joins the team as a Player/Assistant Coach.

Wudrick, a 32-year-old left handed Winger from Abbotsford, BC, joins the Black Bears after spending several years overseas playing in Australia and Europe. Geordie began his career playing in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos and the Kelowna Rockets. After playing in the CHL top prospects game in 2008 as well the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup for Team Canada’s U-18 team, Wudrick was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings 88th overall.

As a professional Geordie has dressed in almost 300 games with 183 goals. Though most of Wudrick’s recent experience comes from playing overseas, Geordie spent parts of three seasons in the SPHL with the Louisiana IceGators and Peoria Rivermen which should translate well into the FPHL season. With his experience Wudrick will bring offensive skill, awareness, and passion to the Black Bears.

When asked about the signing coach James Henry was quick to talk about what Wudrick adds to the first-year team, “Geordie will do a lot of skill work with the players. In the offseason he works with youth and minor league players getting them ready. With his experience he has been in every situation and will help enhance our skill game through the season. Geordie is a guy who likes to put in work both on and off the ice and that’s the type of attitude we want to have around the room.”

The Black Bears are looking forward to their first season in Binghamton and are getting ready for a late October start. Season tickets for the 2021-2022 season are now on sale, call 607-722-7367 to save your seat today!