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UConn men’s hockey’s Jordan Timmons transferring to Robert Morris

The sophomore forward departs in search of a larger role.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

Former UConn men’s hockey forward Jordan Timmons is transferring to Robert Morris, the rising junior announced on Twitter.

Timmons initially entered the transfer portal two weeks ago to explore his options. With the move to Robert Morris in Atlantic Hockey, he’s likely looking for a larger role after playing in just 19 (of 34) games for the Huskies this past season. In his career at UConn, Timmons played in just 36 games total with just two assists to his name.

“He’s been nothing but a model student-athlete for us,” head coach Mike Cavanaugh told The UConn Blog about Timmons earlier this week. “Does very, very well in the classroom, comes to practice every single day and competes hard. The games he was in, I never had an issue with how hard he competed ... From my standpoint, I have nothing but great things to say.”

Though nothing is ever certain, Timmons is expected to be UConn’s only departure this offseason between both transfers and NHL draft picks. Last summer, the Huskies saw three players leave: Defensemen Corson Green (now playing in the Central Canadian Hockey League) and Philip Nyberg (Mora IK in Sweden) along with forward Evan Wisocky (Sacred Heart).

While UConn is projected to have 16 forwards next season as of now — one more than the Huskies had in 2019-20 — Cavanaugh and his staff will likely try to add another freshman to replace Timmons.

Here’s how UConn’s roster breaks down: