PENSACOLA, Fla. (September 18, 2018) – The Pensacola Ice Flyers have announced today that Head Coach Rod Aldoff has re-signed Canadian defenseman Nathan Bruyere for the 2018-19 season.
“It’s great to have Nathan back in an Ice Flyers jersey,” Head Coach Aldoff stated, “As he heads into his third season, I am expecting him to come in with the confidence to be an elite defenseman every night. He has all the tools to play this game at a high level as well as be a leader for our team on and off the ice.”
“I’m excited about returning to the Ice Flyers and getting another season with the team underway. It is really something else being able to play in front of such passionate fans for a world class organization like Pensacola,” Bruyere said.
The 6’4”, 245-lb. defenseman is a native of Eagle Lake, Ontario, Canada. Bruyere signed in December 2016 for his first professional season with the Ice Flyers. In 42 games he netted 8 goals and added 16 assists for a total of 24 points. He led all rookie defensemen in the SPHL in scoring and was also named to the 2016-17 SPHL All-Rookie Team. The following season he totaled 20 points in 51 games, 8 goals and 12 assists.
Prior to playing pro, Bruyere attended Lakehead University for two years where he played in 41 games and totaled 21 points.
“I am looking forward to working hard on and off the ice towards making my game as good as I absolutely can as we compete towards a championship under Coach Aldoff,” Bruyere added.
“Nathan is a tremendous young man and is well respected on our team. If he comes to play with the edge that he has shown in the past, he will be a strong force for the team on the ice each and every night,” Aldoff finished.