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Drew Fisher set for Coventry Blaze return for 2016/17 Elite League campaign

Steve Carpenter 14th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AMERICAN forward Drew Fisher is itching to get back on the ice at the Skydome after re-joining Coventry Blaze for the 2016/17 Elite League season.

The 28-year-old native of International Falls, Minnesota, joined Blaze last summer on the back of a career year with the Tulsa Oilers in 2014/15 where he posted 77 points (18 goals and 59 assists) in 68 appearances.

In his first Elite League season, Fisher hit 14 goals, 27 assists for 41 points in 60 games including the game-winning goal against Sheffield Steelers which put Chuck Weber’s side through to the Play-off Finals weekends in Nottingham.

The skilled winger also proved to be a valuable asset in the penalty-shootout competition where he netted four of his six attempts, three of which proved to be game-winning goals.

Prior to his move to Coventry, Fisher won the USHL Clark Cup with Sioux Falls Stampede in 2006/07 and was named in the NCAA (WCHA) All-Academic team twice whilst graduating from Bemidji State University.

In 2011/12 he turned pro with the Tulsa Oilers where he played over 200 games before his first venture to Europe with the Blaze.

“Me and my family loved our season here and can’t wait to get back to Coventry,” said Fisher.

“When we were given the opportunity to return we knew straight away it was right for us. I can’t wait to get back on the ice again in a Blaze shirt and to play for the best fans in the league.”

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