Ferrara will be back for 2021/22
The Coventry Blaze can confirm that British forward Luke Ferrara will return for the 2021/22 Elite League season.
After leading the entire Elite League for goals in 2019/20 with 33, Ferrara agreed a two-year contract extension with the Blaze.
However, with the 2019/20 Elite League season cancelled, the 27-year-old was forced to pursue opportunities elsewhere during the first season of the contract.
He made five appearances for Bordeaux of the French Ligue Magnus before moving to Poland where he helped Krakow to reach the playoff finals. In 24 regular season and playoff games for Krakow, Ferrara had 14 points (six goals, eight assists).
The 5'11" winger returned to the Blaze for the recent Elite Series where he scored eight points (four goals, four assists) in 11 games.
In addition to leading the leagues goal-scoring chart in 2019/20, Ferrara was named a first All-Star and voted the fans' Player of the Season, Best Forward, Best Brit and Players' Player of the Season.
Initially joining the Blaze from the Sheffield Steelers in 2017, Ferrara has played 184 Elite League competition games for the Blaze contributing 139 points (70 goals, 69 assists).
The right-shooter has been an associate Captain of the Blaze since 2018 and a regular selection for Team Great Britain, most recently playing three games at the World Championships in Latvia.
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, "Feds had a special year for us in the last season that we played. For a player to lead a league in goals is something special, but to be a Brit as well made it essential we got him back in Blaze colours. He's a leader, a great producer for us, and a big part of our organisation. He is a big reason for our success the past couple seasons, and we are all thrilled to have him back again!"
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