SPOKANE - The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 19-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh will not return for the 2014-15 season. McIntosh cited personal reasons for his decision.
"Jeremy contacted me Sunday evening to inform me of his decision to move on," said Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz. "He said he has lost his passion for the game and is not as committed as he feels is necessary to play in the WHL.
"I am hoping he reconsiders his position and as an organization we will be as patient as possible should he have a change of heart. I know and agree with Jeremy that our players need to be committed and passionate to be successful at this level.
"We expected Jeremy to be a big part of our defensive core this season and his decision is a total surprise."
The Chiefs begin their Annual Fall Camp this week with ice sessions running Thursday through Sunday, including the annual Red/White Game on Sunday at 1 p.m. Over 60 Chiefs players will attend camp, including nineteen players from last year's playoff roster.