Bissonnette storms into Manchester

Manchester Storm have added Canadian forward Matt Bissonnette to their roster ahead of the 2016/17 Elite League season.

The 24-year-old has spent the last two years in France, where he has averaged a point per game for Chamonix.

Storm Player/Coach Omar Pacha said: “Matt is someone who has been on my radar for a while now. He has size, great vision, and is renowned for his excellent passing ability.

“He is also close friends of recent Storm recruit, Mario Trabucco, and I know they’re both delighted to be playing alongside each other this upcoming season.

“Mario spoke really highly of Matt, and from all the scouting reports I’ve done on him I know we’re getting a very talented hockey player.

“Matt is a highly committed individual who is still young and hungry to take his game to another level.”

Storm General Manager Neil Russell added: “Numerous things stood out to us about Matt, from his junior career in Quebec, his progression into the pro ranks, his size, and the outstanding reports we received on his vision and passing ability.

“Matt is still young, has really good pedigree, so I’m convinced if he comes in here with the work ethic and hunger to succeed that we know he possesses, he could use us to springboard his career into higher leagues in Europe potentially in the future.”

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