Manchester Storm have secured the services of Canadian ‘D’ man Dallas Ehrhardt for the 2016/17 Elite League season.
Ehrhardt spent last year with French side Dijon, having previously played in the East Coast League for Evansville Icemen, Rapid City Rush and Missouri Mavericks.
“He is a big strong defenseman who is a good skater,” said Player/Coach Omar Pacha.
“I think he’s going to be a great fit for us and is going to play his way which is to be a tough, stay-at-home defenseman and in the opponents’ faces every night.
“He will provide good presence in front of our net and he will stick up for his teammates and fight if he has too.
“I’m really pleased with this signing – he’s a good character and is going to fit in well with the squad we have assembled here in Manchester.”
Ehrhardt added: “I’ve been in some good places, had a lot of fun and played on some good teams, but I’m trying to find a place to settle in and play there for a little while.
“I think my bread and butter is my size and playing physical out there, but I like to think I have the skills to make some plays when need be.
“Looking at the roster I’m really impressed in the calibre of player the club has attracted this summer and I can’t wait to get over there and for the season to get underway.
“I know Mike Clemente – he is a really good goalie and looking at the other guys it seems like we are going to play some really good hockey.”
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