Forward Grant Toulmin has put pen-to-paper on a deal for the 2015-16 Elite Ice Hockey League season with Manchester Storm.

The 26-year-old arrives at the Storm after a year in Germany, where he posted 24 (9+15) points with Heilbronner Falken in the DEL2.

The Canadian-born right-shot winger has an impressive junior and college career behind him – and won the championship with Mount Royal University in the CCAA in 2010-11.

He then went on to score 30 goals and contribute 37 assists for 67 points in three seasons with Nipissing University in the CIS.

Storm player-coach, Omar Pacha, said: “Grant is a big guy who works really hard. He’s good in the corners and a very good role player.

“He’s a good penalty killer and we also use him in front of the net on the powerplay.

“Grant is not overly offensive but will go to the dirty areas and get his rewards.

“He has a great work ethic off the ice as well – very dedicated and very coachable.”

Toulmin added: “I am extremely excited for this opportunity with the Storm.

“Manchester is known for being an incredible sports city and being able to come play for the Storm will be an amazing experience.

“I am looking forward to coming over and starting the season – and help contribute to a successful year for the Storm.”

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