Sniper Satek makes the jump to Tigers

Telford Tigers have signed high-scoring forward Michal Satek from English Premier League rivals Manchester Phoenix.

The 29-year-old finished sixth in the EPL scoring charts last season, bagging 34 goals and 44 assists for the north-west outfit.

He joins a Tigers side that will feature four import forwards next year, alongside Polish netminder Ondrej Raszka.

Tigers coach Tom Watkins monitored the Solvakian’s progress for much of last season, as he made an impressive debut in the UK.

He said: “I really noticed Michal when we played Manchester in a pre-season game and thought he had very good speed. Having that explosive speed makes him very hard to play against.

“He has an excellent work ethic, which is very good, he loves to play, and he keeps himself in great shape. I noticed him in every game against Manchester last season, and he put up some good numbers.

“I just like the way Michal plays the game and is always very committed. I wanted to take my time at the end of the season, to see who was available, but he was definitely on my list.”

Before his arrival in the UK last year, Satek spent almost a decade in the tough Slovakian top flight, where he collected 137 points, before a successful 23-point spell in Romania.

Watkins added: “The fact that Michal played in this league last season was a big factor in me signing him. I wanted to have a known quantity like him on the team.

“With the import numbers changing next season, rather than bringing guys across, we know what we are getting with Michal. He knows the league and should fit in very well.

“Training and being on the ice every day is something he will definitely enjoy and benefit from. Everyone I spoke to about Michal said he was very hard to contain and play against.”

To purchase Michal Satek’s own and loan shirt for just £100, or to become an equipment sponsor from just £5, email contact@telfordtigers.co.uk.

Listen below to Tigers coach Tom Watkins talking about new signing Michal Satek:


 

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