Moffatt makes it five at Manchester

Manchester Storm have completed the signing of American forward Luke Moffatt.

The 24-year-old, who was drafted by Colorado Avalanche in 2010, joins Storm after spending last season in France with Chamonix-Morzine.

He has previously played at the University of Michigan (NCAA), as well in the SHL with current Champions Hockey League champions Frolunda HC.

Storm boss Ryan Finnerty said: “I’m really happy to have secured Luke’s signature ahead of next season.

“I did a lot of reference checks on him and everything we got back was very positive as a player and teammate.

“He is a really good skater with excellent offensive ability, and plays a good two-way game. His résumé is a good one and I expect him to do really well in his first season in the Elite League.”

Moffatt is the fifth addition to Finnerty’s new-look Storm roster and he admitted he enjoys the process of putting a team together.

“I love this time of year – it’s really exciting building a team and talking to numerous players all around the world as we try to get all the parts to the puzzle in place.

“I will leave no stone unturned to ensure we get a really competitive team on the ice. I’m really happy with the business we’ve done so far, and I’m sure the team we recruit will grip the imagination of the people in Manchester next season.

“The Storm Shelter is going to be a tough place for opposition teams to visit, that’s for certain.”

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