Jackman flies into Fife

Fife Flyers have confirmed the signing of Canadian ‘D’ man Ric Jackman.

The 38-year-old is no stranger to the Elite League having played for Braehead Clan during the 2015/16 season.

Jackman has plenty of NHL experience on his CV, icing in over 230 NHL games for teams such as the Boston Bruins, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars and the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as playing in the AHL, ECHL, Allsvenskan, Slovakia and Asian League.

Flyers’ boss Todd Dutiaume said: “When I was contacted by Ric about the forthcoming season, it didn’t take long for me to make my decision.

“He has a passion for the game and comes into Fife excited and healthy.”

“Ric’s résumé speaks for itself and I feel if I allow him to play to his strengths he will be a huge asset for us.

“He has the capability to see and make plays that pass a lot of players by and I’ll be trying to tap into that. I’m excited about Ric joining us.”

Jackman added: “I’m delighted to have signed for the Flyers and to return to the EIHL for a second season.

“I enjoyed my time in the UK last season, but feel that I have more to offer and I will be looking to make an impact this season.

“I’m looking forward to playing in front of the Flyers fans on home ice. It was certainly a lively venue last season, so I’m looking forward to being on the right side of the fans this season.

“Todd is keen for the club to progress and win some silverware and I am 100% behind this.”

(Image permission: Al Goold Photo)

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