ICE HOCKEY - Canadian forward Ian McNulty signs for Coventry Blaze - The Coventry Observer

ICE HOCKEY - Canadian forward Ian McNulty signs for Coventry Blaze

Coventry Editorial 3rd Jul, 2023 Updated: 3rd Jul, 2023   0

COVENTRY Blaze have announced the signing of Canadian forward Ian McNulty ahead of the 2023/24 Elite League season.

The 30-year-old spent two seasons with Guildford Flames where he produced 110 points (55 goals, 55 assists) in 130 Elite League competition games.

McNulty was an associate captain at Flames after the rugged six-foot forward played three seasons in the ECHL with Tulsa Oilers where he tallied 80 points (34 goals, 46 assists) in 204 regular season and playoff games.

Blaze head coach, Danny Stewart, said: “I always felt Ian was very good against us over the past couple years, and certainly scored his fair share.

“He skates well and plays with grit. 55 goals in two seasons, is a very good return and it’s vital that we replaced some of the goals we lost with Curran and Quince.

“He’s going to play up the middle for us and adds a veteran presence to a younger group.”

Before turning professional, McNulty spent four seasons at the University of Regina, and finished his time in uSports with 67 points (31 goals, 36 assists) in 119 appearances.

The Airdrie, Alberta native played his junior hockey in the SJHL where, during the 2011/12 season, he led the league in assists and points, earning SJHL Player of the Year honours.

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