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MUIR SIGNS NEW FIFE DEAL

July 24, 2014

FIFE FLYERS PRESS RELEASE 

Fife Flyers fans will be delighted to hear that fan favourite Thomas Muir will be back with the club for the 2014/15 season.

Defenceman Muir was voted Most Improved by the fans last year, as well as British Player of the Year, for the Kirkcaldy-based club at the End of Season Awards Night.

The 28-year-old started his career with the Flyers in 2001/02 in the BNL and has remained with the club since then, playing in the BNL, NPIHL and then the EIHL for the past three seasons.

Muir has a reputation for being a no-nonsense hard-hitting defenceman player who looks out for his team-mates.

Muir said: “I’m happy to be back with the Flyers for next season. It really is a pleasure to come back and play in Kirkcaldy for another season.

"I grew up here and being able to play in my home town in front of the Fife fans is a real honour.

“Reading all the guys' comments about last season and how they feel about coming back, just shows how proud we all were and how we just want to get back on the ice and start where we left off last season.

"The run we had at the end of the season was amazing and is definitely one of the highlights of my career.

“It has been a long summer and I am keen to get back on the ice and get the season under way.

"There was a real buzz in the room and on the ice at the end of the season, as well as in the crowd, it would be great to start the 2014/15 campaign in the same way.”

Associate coach, Danny Stewart, added: “Tommy was a huge part of our success down the stretch last season and really found his game at this level.

"He became a guy we could rely on night in, night out and when he competes the way he does and plays smart defensively, he improves our back end and gives us another reliable guy back there.”

Head coach, Todd Dutiaume, asid: “Tommy has steadily developed over the past three seasons but last year he really came into his own.

"We relied on his steady defensive performances that he produced night in and night out and fully deserved his season award.

"I expect the same from Tommy during the forthcoming campaign.”

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