Ferrara back for two more years
The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are thrilled to announce that 26-year-old British forward Luke Ferrara has signed a new two-year contract extension with the club.
Ferrara moved to Coventry from the Sheffield Steelers in 2017 and in each of his three years with the organisation has bettered his previous season’s points tally.
This culminated in a sensational 2019/20 campaign where his 33 regular season goals lead the whole of the Elite League, the first time a British player has earned that accolade.
In the 47 regular season games, Ferrara also collected 21 assists for a total of 54 points (4th best in the league). In 9 Challenge Cup appearances, he added 3 goals, 4 assists for 7 points and was selected as part of the league’s first All-Star team.
The honours continued for Ferrara at club level being named Best British Player (for a 3rd time), Best Forward, Coach’s Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Player of the Season.
His final goal of the season to dramatically defeat Dundee Stars in the dying seconds (before the season was cut short due to the Coronavirus outbreak) was awarded Champagne Moment of the Season.
In total Ferrara has amassed 173 Elite League competition games with the Blaze scoring 66 goals with 65 assists for 131 points.
He has been an associate Captain for the past two years and a regular pick for the Great Britain National Team, helping his country gain promotion to the top group of the World Championships in 2018 and remain there in 2019.
A two-time Elite League and once Playoff Champion with Sheffield, Ferrara began his career with his home-town club Peterborough Phantoms. In near 300 English Premier League games he registered almost 240 points, playing a crucial role in the team winning the playoff title in his final season of 2014/15.
Head Coach Danny Stewart said, “Getting Feds back is a massive boost to our plans for next season and the foreseeable future. He’s bought into the jersey and club 100% and is the type of player and person that we want here. He gets better every season and it was great to see his hard work pay off last season. He’s a great pro and part of our leadership group. Bringing Feds back is a great start to our aim of retaining a big chunk of our players from last season.”