Finnerty: Fleming Will Have New Perspective

August 11, 2017 1:50 pm

Manchester Storm head coach Ryan Finnerty reckons final signing Nate Fleming will have a different outlook on the game as he returns to the Elite League.

Fleming played under Riley Emmerson at Edinburgh Capitals two seasons ago after arriving from University of British Columbia.

He returned their last year to become assistant coach, taking a hiatus from playing and Finnerty is glad to bring him in as a two-way option.

“I had the chance to watch Nate play when he was in Edinburgh,” the Storm coach said. “His ability to play forward and defence was something we wanted, which isn’t easy to find.

“Nate took a year off and helped coach UBC which I actually see as an asset. The view behind the bench changes the way you look at the game.

“It gives you a new appreciation of how fortunate we are to be playing the game we love for a living.

“I expect Nate to come in and contribute whether that’s up front or on defence. He’s happy playing either position, and like I said players like that are hard to find.”

The club have also confirmed that Fleming is their 15th import and final addition to their team for the new season.

(PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of Manchester Storm)

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