Tom Parkinson signs for 2016 / 17

The Blackburn Hawks management team are thrilled to announce the signing of Tom Parkinson.

“I am very excited to be playing for Blackburn in the upcoming season after having to play against them for the last few seasons.” said Tom.

I’m delighted to be able to play in front of Blackburns knowledgable and committed fans and I will do all I can to contribute to helping the team to another highly successful season.

I’m eager to be back on the ice and getting to know my new team mates as it should be a great season.”

Hawks coach Matt Darlow said this about the signing:

“I first saw Tom play at Conference level a few years ago and I liked his energy and the way he forechecked intelligently, fast forward a few years and those skills are still very evident.

Each time I’ve coached against Tom his energy, skating ability, work rate and puck protection has caused my team problems. I know he’ll be even better for us and fit into our plans very well indeed.

Tom knows where the net is and scored 4 in 6 games at the start of last season’s campaign for Sheffield in a lightning start.

Tom skates very well, is defensively accountable, has great puck protection skills, a very good hockey brain and will contribute greatly to our Hawks line up this season.

I’m excited to work with Tom and I’m sure we’ll see the very best week in, week out from him.”

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