The Nottingham Lions are delighted to announce the signing of former Solihull Barons marksman Richard Slater.
Aside from a short two-game spell with the Peterborough Phantoms back in the 2011/12 season, the Solihull-born forward has spent his entire career with his hometown club, making over 200 appearances for the Barons, scoring a total of 212 goals.
After netting 11 goals in 24 league appearances last season, the 25 year-old has now set his sights on a new challenge at the National Ice Centre.
Speaking about Slater’s qualities, head coach Matt Bradbury said:
“I've always been an admirer of the way ‘Slats’ plays, so it was a no brainer when he became available to us, due to a change in his circumstances. He's a good fit for our team, which is very important, as it's going to be a tough season.
“He's got great hands, shoots the puck well and has an eye for goal. He’s a great player to have working on special teams and he will add depth and experience to our roster, having iced in the Moralee Conference over the past couple of years.”
Click here to see Slater’s full career record.
Slater is the Lions’ third signing of the summer, following last week’s news of former GB international Warren Tait’s return to the NIC, and captain Elliot Perrin’s re-signing.
With more new signings and re-signings still to be announced over the coming weeks, keep your eye on the club’s website and social media for all the latest updates.
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