Reigning EIHL champion fills Flyers final import spot

Russ Moyer - Sheffield Steelers v Frolunda Indians 05/09/15
Russ Moyer - Sheffield Steelers v Frolunda Indians 05/09/15
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Fife Flyers have filled their final import spot for the 2016-17 season with a reigning Elite League champion.

Canadian defenceman Russ Moyer (34), joins Flyers from last season’s league winners, Sheffield Steelers.

Moyer played 64 games for the Steelers during the title-winning campaign, scoring a total of 23 points including three goals and 20 assists.

The veteran, from North Bay, Ontario, previously played for Karlskrona HK and IK Oskarshamn in the Allsvenskan, as well as playing in Denmark, the AHL, CHL and IHL.

“I am very excited for the opportunity in Fife and I am very optimistic that we can have a very successful season with the group that is coming to the club this season,” Moyer said.

“I have been a part of three championships in the past four seasons and looking forward to contributing and building on that.

“We have a good balance of youth and experience and I feel that we can be a team that should be competing at the top of the standings throughout the season.”

Head Coach Todd Dutiaume added: “I’ve spoken to Russ a number of times and what struck me initially was his desire to play on a team that he felt he could help bring success to, and that he could play any role required in order to accomplish that.

“He is a guy that is extremely versatile and will feature heavily in all aspects of our line-up.

“I feel Russ will be a great asset this season and rounds off a solid line up.”

Flyers, who also announced the return of Brits Stephen Gunn and Thomas Muir in the past few days, are due to announce their new assistant coach at noon today.