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Sullivan set to play 400th EIHL game tonight

Photo: Mark Ferris

British defenseman Zach Sullivan will play his 400th Premier Sports Elite League game tonight when he ices for the Manchester Storm - against the team he played over 75% of those games with!

Sullivan spent five seasons in Scotland with the Glasgow Clan before following joining up with Head Coach Ryan Finnerty again in Manchester in 2019. "It's incredible to be playing my 400th game in the Elite League, at one point I never thought I'd get to one game so it's a huge personal achievement," said the 27-year-old.

"To do it in Glasgow where I made my EIHL debut is special, I still know a lot of people up there. I hope the Clan fans forgive me when I say that I'm a Storm player now and we're looking for the two points tonight, personal achievements aside it's always about the team first.

"It's great to have played 400, I think the majority were under' Finner', and I hope for many more good ones!"

Sullivan is #17 on the all-time list of appearances by British defensemen in the Elite League:

  1. 919 Mark Richardson
  2. 790 Mark Garside
  3. 746 Steve Lee
  4. 740 Mark Thomas
  5. 717 David Phillips
  6. 598 Josh Batch
  7. 581 Graeme Walton
  8. 567 Ben O'Connor
  9. 532 Jonathan Weaver
  10. 510 Kyle Horn
  11. 496 Kevin Phillips
  12. 492 Danny Meyers
  13. 438 Chris Wands
  14. 430 Tom Muir
  15. 409 Paul Swindlehurst
  16. 409 Jason Stone
  17. 399 Zach Sullivan
  18. 352 James Griffin
  19. 346 Leigh Jamieson
  20. 345 Sam McClusky
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