Nottingham Panthers have confirmed that Canadian forward Jeremy Welsh will indeed as predicted, stay at the Motorpoint Arena for another season, after the former NHL star scored 18 goals and 41 assists in 55 elite league and playoff games during his opening year at the club.
Welsh, who was Panthers top point scorer last season, is combining his time playing in the East Midlands whilst studying at Loughborough University, at their School of Business & Economics. He joins Matthew Myers, Luke Ferrara, Jordan Kelsall, Jack Hopkins & Archie Hazeldine as players to have already agreed upon signing for Nottingham ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
New Panthers Head Coach Gary Graham stating “Jeremy is a high end skilled guy and I couldn’t be happier to have him back for the new season.
“I’ve watched a lot of him from last year and he can do things that nobody else can do, you can see why he’s played in the leagues that he has.”
Meanwhile, the clubs new CEO, Omar Pacha, has written an open letter to express his delight and future intentions following the recent weeks since taking charge.
Pacha stating of his plans on signing new players “I am in constant contact with Gary Graham and am again happy with the progress that he is making on the recruitment front. He is on the phone 24/7 speaking to players, getting references from former coaches and such like to ensure we’re not just getting the right player but also the right people. This is really important for me – we have to have players with the right attitude, commitment and resilience that match the standards/ethics we will be setting for this organisation from this point on.”
Pacha said on the clubs recent high profile signing of Luke Ferrara from Coventry Blaze “Luke has been someone I’ve watched intently over the years – he just gets better year on year and has been a key player for the Blaze in all situations, so for us to secure his much sought after signature is very welcomed. I know with working day by day with Gary that Luke’s career will continue on the upward trajectory and that he will become a fan favourite here at the Panthers.”
The club have sadly seen Ollie Betteridge and Josh Tetlow move on this summer but more players are anticipated to be added to the Panthers roster over the next few weeks.
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*Main image @PanthersIHC Jeremy Welsh is to stay in Nottingham for the 2022/23 campaign.