FIFE Flyers coach Todd Dutiaume believes he has signed a player who will contribute on and off the ice next season after confirming the return of Bobby Chaumont.
The 28-year-old forward joined Flyers in November last season after being released by Braehead Clan and went on to amass 30 goals and 50 assists in a prolific Elite League campaign.
As well as securing the return of a proven points scorer, Dutiaume is delighted to retain the services of a popular figure in the dressing room.
“Bobby’s numbers speak for themself but what people maybe don’t see is what a strong character he is in the room,” he told the Press.
“When he arrived from Braehead in November it was like the missing piece we needed.
“He really helped guys gel together, and it gave the team a boost having him in the room.
“He was one of our main priorities to get back in a Flyers jersey and we’re delighted we’ve got him.He’s a great guy to start building a team around.”
Chaumont is the first confirmed returnee from last season’s roster, and Dutiaume hopes others will follow suit, with netminder Bryan Pitton a top target.
“We’re hopeful of bringing one or two more back, and there are good guys waiting in the wings that we’re also talking to,” he said. “Last year was a great season for us but we finished seventh so changes have to be made if we want to progress.”
For an exclusive interview with Bobby Chaumont on his return to Fife Flyers, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s 116-page Fife Free Press.