28 year old Canadian forward Ian McNulty joins the Flames.

The 6’0, 190lb skater spent the last 3 seasons at ECHL Tulsa Oilers where he opened his account in 2018-2019 with 14 goals and 31 points in 63 starts before going on to record 34 goals and 79 points in 185 appearances.

“I am very excited to head to the UK and start this new chapter in my hockey career,” said the native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. “I have heard nothing but great things about Guildford and after talking with coach Dixon it was a pretty easy decision to make.

I cannot wait to head down there and get back to a normal hockey season!” Preceding his American stay was a short pro debut at Columbus Cottonmouths in 2013-2014 before closing that season at USports University of Regina Cougars, eventually skating in 119 games over 5 years while collecting 31 goals and 36 assists between 2014 and 2018. Ahead of his university stay, McNulty spent the bulk of his junior career with Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Melville Millionaires between 2010 and 2013 where he was better than a point a game pace with 73 goals and 101 assists over 153 games.

His offensive exploits culminated with league player of the year honours while leading the league in assists and points during his final term in 2012-2013. “Ian has a good history of being a very productive offensive guy and we think he will be a really good fit with the kind of game we play in terms trying to get the most of his offensive skill set.”

“He wants to be a big part of contributing to his team’s success and certainly he will be in a spot to play a central role with us as we move forward, and we are looking forward to seeing him do that.”

“He comes in here already knowing some of the guys either by playing on the same team or being from a similar region so like with a lot of our other guys entering with that familiarity, we are hoping that will help him settle into his comfort zone relatively quickly.”

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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