The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze can confirm that Canadian forward David Broll has left the club to pursue an opportunity as a firefighter in Oakville, Canada.
The 29-year-old last iced for the club on 13th November 2021, for what was his 54th appearance in Elite League Competition and last as a professional player.
In those games, the 6’2″ winger contributed 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) plus 217 penalty minutes.
Broll was granted permission by the club to return home to take part in the competitive application process in mid-November.
He spoke to Ed Kimberley and Stu Coles to explain the situation:
The fan favourite was named Clubman of the Year for the 2019/20 season with the Blaze and his leadership skills acknowledged by being rewarded with an associate captaincy.
Prior to his time in the UK, Broll was a regular at the AHL and ECHL level playing near 375 regular season and playoff games, most notably for Toronto Marlies, Syracruse Crunch, St. John’s IceCaps and Laval Rockets.
Broll was drafted by the famous Toronto Maple Leafs in round six (152nd overall) of the 2011 NHL draft, going on to sign a three-year entry-level contract. Over 2013/14, he played five games for the Leafs with an assist.
Other notable highlights for Broll were being selected to the ECHL’s All-Star game (2014/15) and in 2016/17 he was named St. John’s IceCaps Speciality AHL Man of the Year.
HC Danny Stewart
Everyone at the Blaze wishes David well in his new adventure, and thank him for everything that he did for the club.