SIGNING: McKenzie back for season two

May 4, 2016

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The Braehead Clan are delighted to announce the return of forward Bari McKenzie on a two year contract.


Bari is coming back for his second year in Clan colours after a first campaign where he won the Gardiner Conference and picked up 15 points in his 59 games last season.


He arrived at the Clan in 2015 after two years at Dundee Stars and has also played for Edinburgh Capitals, Cardiff Devils, Belfast Giants, Basingstoke Bison and Coventry Blaze in the Elite League.


Head coach Ryan Finnerty is delighted to have brought the Dumfries-born player back for another year and revealed McKenzie was a player he wanted to re-sign.


“For me, there was never a question of whether or not he was coming back. Bari was always on the list to make sure we got tied up,” said the Clan coach.


“I enjoyed working with him and he was pretty popular in the dressing room. Bari gave us a different element on the ice, plus he accepted his role in the team.


“I thought he did a great job when he had to step up and play big minutes and contributed, which makes him a valuable asset to us.


“I like the way he goes about his business, he’s professional and plays hard. Bari’s always keen to learn and was well liked in the locker room last season.


“His job is to come in to continue to push guys and give us that extra dimension. I’m expecting a little more from him next season and knowing him, he’ll push himself to achieve that.”


Hockey & Operations Director Gareth Chalmers added: “Bari is a guy that has a lot of respect from everyone involved in the organisation, so it was an easy decision to offer him a new contract.


“We want local players in the team and with Bari being from the West of Scotland, I am in no doubt he’ll have a big part to play in our continued progression heading into the future.”

Bari will once again wear #9 during the 2016/17 season.

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