The final pieces of the Phoenix, version 2014/15 are in place. The Phoenix announced their import defenceman and final Brit player to complete the roster in Swedish man Johan Burlin and Minators graduate Jarred Dickinson.
Phoenix Press Release
The 25 year old Swede comes to the Phoenix having played last season with Fassa in the Italian league. Despite his young age Burlin has played across Europe gaining experience in Germany/Russia/Italy and, of course, Sweeden. At 6ft 3 Burlin is a big guy but, also a guy who can put up the points. In Germany and Italy he managed nearly a point every other game and slightly less in his time in his home country in Sweeden. He will be expected to ice alot of minutes in the EPL and help the younger Brit's on D with development. While he may not have the experience when compared to the guy he replaces, Burlin has age on his side and desire.
The last player announced is Jarred Dickinson, a player not unfamiliar to Phoenix fans. Dickinson has been a Minators regular who is now making the step up to the EPL senior side. The 19 year old joins as one of the final pieces of the Phoenix forward line, he will not see lots of minutes per game but will be expected to contribute and work hard when he does ice. The step up to the EPL side comes as Jarred scored 30 points of 24 NIHL games last year. So good promise, he needs to work hard to deliver now!