Defenseman Mathieu Gagnon will be back in the Elite League next season, lining up for Manchester Storm. The 26-year old played 72 games for Nottingham Panthers in season 2017/18 across all competitions, ending with 13 points.
“Gagnon is a player we felt we needed in Manchester. Alongside the toughness side, he brings an impressive amount of experience to our blue line,” said Head Coach Ryan Finnerty. “I want my players to play heavy, and having guys like this on the roster gives us the ability to do that. I am looking forward to welcoming a player that has been a fan favourite wherever he’s played, and I’m sure this season will be no different for him.”
Gagnon iced last season for Brampon Beast in the ECHL, before moving to Slovenian side Jesenice in mid-January.