Hutchins Joyed By Leblanc Signing

June 30, 2017 1:11 pm

Fife Flyers assistant coach Jeff Hutchins reckons the club have a player of good calibre in new signing Peter LeBlanc.

The Canadian forward is the first new face for the Kirkcaldy club ahead of the new season as they build their roster for the new season.

And Hutchins highlighted his versatility in his offensive game and believes he’s on the right page is where the club wants to go.

“We’re delighted to sign a player of Peter’s calibre for the coming season and he ticks a lot of boxes for us,” the Flyers No 2 said.

“As a coaching staff, he can play at all three forward positions and has played in some of the best leagues in the world and excelled in those places.

“We feel his experience and skill set will provide us with offence while being positionally reliable in our own end.

“Our conversations throughout the process have been excellent and we think he understands what we’re trying to achieve as an organisation.”

The 29-year-old arrives in Scotland after a season where he was split between Cincinnati Cyclones and Manchester Monarchs in the ECHL.

His CV also includes spells in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, Swedish Allsvenskan and Finish Liiga and LeBlanc says he’s looking forward to coming to Scotland.

“I have never been to Scotland before but everything I have heard about the country from people who have travelled or lived there seem to love it,” he said.

“Hockey wise I am looking to come in and provide offence both creating and finishing plays in order to do my part being on a winning team.”

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