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New Phantoms signing Craig Scott.

New Phantoms signing Craig Scott.

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Peterborough Phantoms have signed a new Anglo-Canadian forward.

Craig Scott (23) will be joining the city side for the 2015-2016 season after spending the last six years playing in Canada.

He began his career with the Milton Keynes Junior Kings before jetting off to Canada.

There he enjoyed a strong junior career with the Selkirk Steelers in the MJHL and with the University of Manitoba in the CWUAA.

David Obirek, general manager of the Selkirk Steelers, said: “We are very proud of Craig and know he will do well with this new and exciting chapter in his life. He will certainly be missed by the entire organisation and we thank him for the tremendous job that he did this past season under the guidance of head coach Wayne Bartley”

Phantoms head coach Slava Koulikov said: “It is great to welcome Craig to the team. Last summer we started the process of trying to sign Craig, but this wasn’t to be for the 2014/15 season. So it is great to finally announce he will be joining us. We look forward to welcoming and settling him into the team and starting his journey, creating personal goals and achievements.

“I played with Craig’s dad, Paddy Scott, at the MK Kings. He was a brilliant player and I am looking forward to now working with his son.”

Scott said: “I am excited to be coming to Peterborough. I can’t wait to meet the guys, the fans, and the rest of the Phantoms organisation. I am thrilled to be joining the reigning play-off champs and working under the reigning coach of the year.

“Slava seems to be an excellent coach and is passionate about the game and I will learn a lot from him this coming season. I will bring a lot to the Phantoms - speed, a strong two-way game, playmaking abilities, dynamic shot and an excellent work ethic. I hope to have a very successful season and help bring some more silverware to Peterborough.”