Curran returns for Blaze
The Coventry Blaze are pleased to welcome back 26-year-old Canadian forward Johnny Curran for the 2021/22 Elite League season.
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Curran enjoyed a productive first professional season with the Blaze over 2019/20 producing 29 points (six goals, 23 assists) in 46 Elite League competition games.
With the 2020/21 Elite League season cancelled, the winger signed for Wichita Thunder of the ECHL where he had an assist on his debut before moving on to Knoxville Ice Bears of the SPHL.
With the Ice Bears, Curran scored 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 25 regular season games and had a goal in two playoff games.
Before turning pro with Coventry, Curran iced in the NCAA with Niagara University where he was an associate Captain playing a total of 131 games with 26 goals, 29 assists for 55 points.
Head Coach Danny Stewart said: "Johnny came in and had a great rookie season for us. We love his speed and skill, and feel he can play a bigger part this season. He was on and off our powerplay last season and still managed to put up good numbers. He will get a chance to consistently play there this coming season, and we believe he will produce.
"He made a good transition to the pro game, and we believe he will bring even more in his second season on and off the puck."
The Blaze will begin the competitive season on the weekend of 18th and 19th September in the Challenge Cup and the Elite League regular season will begin on the weekend of 25/26th September.