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Hamonic brings size to Blaze blue-line

Genting Casino Coventry Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart has added significant size to his 2019/20 Elite League blue-line with the addition of 6’4” Canadian Justin Hamonic.

The 25-year-old stay-at-home defenceman arrives in the UK after a year in France with Ducs d'Angers where he iced in 47 regular season and playoff games contributing 10 points.

Prior, the Winnipeg native who possesses a right-shot played near 200 games over three seasons split between the AHL (San Antonio Rampage, Utica Comets) and ECHL (Alaska Aces, Fort Wayne Comets, Colorado Eagles and Worcester Railers).

With the Railers in 2017/18 he was named an associate Captain, utilising his major junior leadership experience of two years as Captain of the WHL’s Tri-City Americans.

In total Hamonic spent four years with Tri-City, playing 255 games and was named most valuable player and defenseman of the year in his final season (2014/15).

Stewart said, "Justin instantly makes us better defensively. He’s a big body, very strong and in tremendous shape. He's a solid defenceman but what I like is that he can also skate and move the puck well. He’s got a very good hockey IQ and will complement our current guys on the back very well."

Hamonic commented, "Coventry presented a great opportunity for me to be a part of a first-class organization. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the team, organization, and fans. On the ice I bring a hard to play against, defence first style. Playing in front of a full Skydome Arena is something that I’m going to look forward to all summer long!"

Own and Loan a Hamonic Jersey

Justin Hamonic will wear #22 for the Blaze in the 2019/20 Elite League season.

You can now Own and Loan his home or away regular season jersey, or his Challenge Cup special edition jersey by calling the Blaze office on 02477 719919 (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm).

Own and Loan a blue (home) or white (away) regular season jersey - £250.

Own and Loan a special edition Challenge Cup jersey - £150.