Brotherly advice sent Jones to Fife

Adam Jones is back in the Elite League with Fife Flyers (PHOTO: Dan Murphy)

New Fife Flyers signing Adam Jones revealed his brother, Sam, played a big part in his decision to return to the Elite League.

The 24-year-old is the latest addition to the Kirkcaldy side, who have pushed with their summer recruitment by adding a new defenceman.

And Jones says his brother, who left Scotland to join Sheffield Steelers a few weeks, spoke highly of his own experience at the Flyers.

“Sam had his knee problem and the season didn’t go as well as the team would have liked, but he said a lot of good things about it,” he said.

“In fact, what he had to say played a big part in my decision to go to Fife so I can’t wait to get there and show what I can do.

Adam’s brother, Sam recently left Flyers for Sheffield Steelers (PHOTO: Flyers Images)

“I spoke to Todd and it will be an opportunity for me to play in the Elite League plus develop my game as well as hopefully play a big role in the team.

“My previous experience in the EIHL has been mixed, after not getting a lot of opportunities at Guildford and a brief spell to help with injuries at Belfast, but it’s an exciting time for me.

Jones, a dual British and Canadian national, arrives from NIHL National League side Basingstoke Bison, where he’s spent the last couple of seasons, playing just under 100 games for Ashley Tait’s side.

As well as his spells with Guildford and Belfast, he was a league winner with Telford Tigers in the old English Premier League in 2017, before it shut down.

For Flyers coach Todd Dutiaume, it’s a signing he was pleased to make and while he admits Jones is effectively a replacement for his brother, he has other avenues to his game.

WATCH: Todd Dutiaume on new signing Adam Jones

He said: “Adam is a slightly different player to his brother, but has some similar attributes – skates well, moves the puck well and his first pass is good.

“Some of the things we have heard about him have all been very good, and people seem to think he is going to exceed at the Elite League level and so do we

“We are pretty excited to replace an individual like Sam, who came in and was quite dynamic last year. We were keen to find a replacement and I think we have found another one.

“In the state of the league, the speed and the depth has grown in the last couple of years and it’s crucial we are able to run with at least a minimum of six D-men.

“We hope Adam is going to play a big part in that.”

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