Trevor Johnson Joins The Storm!
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Manchester Storm are delighted to welcome Canadian D man, Trevor Johnson, to the club for season 16/17. The 34 year old dual national, who has represented the Italian national team, will be coming to the UK for the first time, and his arrival is a significant capture for the club.
Johnson, who has spent the past 10 seasons playing in Italy, comes with a rich pedigree, and this is something Coach Omar Pacha acknowledges when he had the following to say about TJâ€™s arrival.
â€œThis is a really important & significant signing for the Storm. Trevor will be leant on to provide a lot on the ice next season, his obvious talent is there for all to see. Trevor is a good skater, can run the power play and possesses a really strong, accurate shot. He competes hard in his own end, and is a physical guy back there. Also, what sold Trevor to me even more were his leadership attributes, that side of things comes easy to him. He is a natural leader, as evidenced in him being team Captain for past 5 seasons in Italy. Heâ€™s a winner, and has lifted trophies in his career over in Italy, so he knows what it takes to win. Trevor wants to help the Storm brand grow even further next season & sees this as a great opportunity for himself to play an integral part in doing just that. Iâ€™m delighted to have secured a player of TJâ€™s quality, the pieces to the jigsaw are falling into place very nicely indeedâ€.
Storm GM, Neil Russell, was equally as happy to have Johnson on board with the Storm, â€œThis is a superb pick up for us. Pach has done an excellent job in selling our vision to Trevor and capturing his signature. As everyone will have heard and read this off-season, leadership is something that we felt needed addressing for next season, and in signing TJ, we have added not just a smashing hockey player, but also a real genuine leader. Iâ€™ve spoken to him a few times via Skype recently, and the way he conducts himself is ultra-professional, and I like that. We spoke at length about Storm, the club vision for continued growth & the importance of engaging with fans/local community across all of Greater Manchester, and this is something that also excites him massively. He wants to be a part of something special & help play a significant part in creating a strong culture here with the Storm. I have no doubt whatsoever Trevor will do that. We are delighted to welcome him to Manchester, he will be a significant player for us, and Storm fans are going to love what he brings night in, night out. We just became a better hockey club today with securing TJâ€™s signature.â€
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AUDIO: LISTEN TO TREVOR JOHNSON SPEAK ABOUT HIS SIGNING IN MANCHESTER!