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Jordan Heywood Retires from Hockey

Photo: Glasgow Clan

Former Merrimack defenseman Jordan Heywood has reportedly decided to retire from professional hockey after six professional seasons, including the last four seasons spent overseas.

Heywood announced his retirement through the Glasgow Clan (EIHL), where he spent this past season.

“It was a difficult decision to retire because I love the game of hockey and it has brought so many amazing opportunities,” he said. “However, it is the right time for myself and my family. The cities I have played in have each provided something special and memorable, and my wife and I will look back on these years with fondness.

“A special thanks for the Glasgow Clan organization and Clan fans for their support this past season! It made our time in Glasgow truly memorable.”

This past season, Heywood appeared in 35 games for the Clan, scoring six goals and assisting on 14 others. Heywood also spent time as a pro in Germany and with the Reading Royals in the ECHL; he signed with the Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) after finishing up with Merrimack in 2014.

Heywood, 31, was a captain for the Warriors and appeared in 147 games over four years, scoring 14 goals and adding 51 assists. Kolquist is No. 4 all-time in games played for the Warriors, trailing only Marc Biega (151), Jace Hennig (148) and Jared Kolquist (148).

In the D1/Hockey East era (players who played their entire career in Hockey East), Heywood is No. 8 all-time in scoring among defensemen.

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