Bloodoff returns for 2nd year
The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are delighted to announce the return of 29-year-old forward Evan Bloodoff for the 2020/21 season.
It will be the Canadian’s second year in Coventry and fourth in the Elite League, having originally joined the Blaze from Scottish side Fife Flyers.
In his debut season with Coventry the 5’11” winger registered 22 goals and 13 assists helping the club to third place before the season was cut short at 48 games. He also scored an impressive 5 goals, 2 assists in 9 Challenge Cup appearances.
Throughout his time in the UK, Bloodoff has consistently been amongst the league’s top offensive producers, with Fife scoring 62 goals, 35 assists for 97 points in 110 Elite League competition games.
In 2017/18 he lifted the Gardiner Conference trophy and in both years with Fife helped them to a post-season playoff spot, something they looked unlikely to achieve without him.
Prior to his move to the Elite League, the Castlegar, BC native iced in near 330 ECHL and AHL regular season and playoff games registering over 170 points.
Notably in 2014/15, Bloodoff scored 20 goals and a total of 32 points, helping the Florida Everblades to the Eastern Conference Championship.
Bloodoff started his hockey journey in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets where in 327 appearances he contributed 61 goals, 57 assists for 118 points. He was named an associate Captain for two years, and in 2009 was a WHL champion.
His WHL success saw him drafted by the now Arizona Coyotes in the sixth round of the 2009 draft, an experience which saw him score in an NHL exhibition game.
Head Coach Danny Stewart said, “In Bloods we get back another experienced guy who is an important piece of our team. He’s got that eye for the net that isn’t always easy to find, and we know he plays the game hard. He scores hard area goals and has the skill set to go with it. He’s had three seasons of good production in this league and there is no reason to believe he won’t again.”