Ferguson returns to Flames

Brett Ferguson will return to the Flames forward lineup for the next two seasons.  After a late arrival to Spectrum last term, the 28 year old Canadian had an outstanding opening stint with 18 goals and 38 assists in 48 League starts.  Across all competitions the 6’0, 195lb native of Vibank, Saskatchewan had 22 goals and 65 points.  Ferguson joined the side after a full year of injury rehabilitation following a short stint in France when he was sidelined after just 2 games of Champions League activity with Gap.

 

I’m very excited to be back in Guildford,” said Ferguson, “and really looking forward to the opportunity to build off of what we started last year and compete for some trophies. We’re going to have a lot of fun!”

After a Junior career that included a look at camp with the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers, and a 28 goal and 38 assist closing season in 2010-2011 with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League, Ferguson began 2011-2012 with a 15 game run at East Coast Hockey League’s Utah Grizzlies.  Early in the schedule, he opted to take his scholarship package to the University of Alberta Golden Bears where he got his feet wet with 12 games and 5 points. Over the course of the next 4 seasons, Ferguson demonstrated extensive offensive success at near a point a game pace with his best season coming in 2013-2014 when he had 13 goals and 22 assists in 28 starts, not including another 6 playoff points, and a National All-Tournament team selection, while helping the Bears to the first of back to back University Cup titles.  Following his final season in Green and Gold, where he finished 6th in conference scoring with 28 points in 27 games, he added 3 more ECHL appearances with Cincinnati Cyclones before agreeing a French transfer for the 2016-2017 set. 

In 136 college starts, Ferguson bagged 42 goals and 92 assists as follow up to Major Junior numbers totalling 212 games, 43 goals and 124 points.   

 

“Brett had a great opening season,” offered Head Coach Paul Dixon. “He is unquestionably a top notch player, and he performed well even without the consistency of playing with the same people night in and night out.”

“In addition to his talent, he works hard, he takes excellent care of his fitness and he is a great personality to have around the team.”

“He was a late arrival this season, which in and of itself can be a challenging situation for players, so we are really excited to see what he can do when he has the chance to be with us from the start.”

 

“He is a big signing for us, and we are very happy to have him back in the line-up.”

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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