Flyers snare Brooks from rivals Braehead

Fife Flyers have raided Scottish rivals Braehead Clan for their latest summer signing.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 5:58 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:54 pm
Brendan Brooks in action for Braehead Clan last season. Picture: Al Goold
Brendan Brooks in action for Braehead Clan last season. Picture: Al Goold

Brendan Brooks, who iced 59 times for Clan last season, will make the move from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy for the 2016-17 campaign.

The 37-year-old forward from St Catherine’s, Ontario, notched 50 points (22 goals and 28 assists) for Ryan Finnerty’s side before a broken arm suffered in a match against Edinburgh in March ended his season prematurely.

The experienced 5’9, 185lbs forward has also played in the DEL, AHL, ECHL and Norway.

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Brooks will wear number 49 for the Flyers and will also celebrate his 1000th competitive game this season - a milestone the club plan to mark.

Brooks revealed that he was ‘excited’ to make the switch to the east coast.

“I’m looking forward to being on the ice and having the loyal Flyers fans on my side this time,” he said.

“I have heard nothing but great things about Fife and how the guys are treated by the fans.

“I am looking forward to having the noisy Fifers on my side for once, and helping the team win some games and silverware.”

Head coach Todd Dutiaume added: “There is a reason Brendan was a fan favourite last season both on and off the ice.

“Not only does his resume say it all but he has an incredible work ethic, he’s personable and will instantly connect with our fan base.

“On and off the ice Brendan is a guy we want associated with our club.

“As soon as he became available I knew we had to make a move on him.

“He will feature in all areas of our line up and lead out front by example.

“Brendan will be very good for us and compliments our other guys up front - I’m excited to see this forward line up taking shape.”