Veteran Scot Bari McKenzie returns to Fife
Fife Flyers are delighted to welcome back on to the ice veteran forward Bari McKenzie for season 2022/23.
The 35-year-old from Dumfries will mark his 16th season in the Elite Ice Hockey League and his fourth in Flyers colours after he joined the club in 2018.
During his time in Kirkcaldy McKenzie has iced 162 times, scoring 21 points along the way.
The right-winger has been a leader in the Flyers dressing room since arriving and has been known for his steadying influence on the team on and off the ice.
Commenting on his return, Bari McKenzie said:
"From the first time I spoke to Todd in the summer of 2018 I knew Fife was a special place for any player to play, and it has certainly not let me down.
"It is a privilege to wear the Flyers jersey knowing the history of the club and I can't wait to be back wearing it again next season.
"Last season coming back from a long lay-off was always going to be hard for everyone, but we got through it and with the passionate fans in Fife I know we can make next season memorable for the club.
"I can't wait to see everyone back in the FIA after the summer."
Adding, Fife Flyers Head Coach and GM Todd Dutiaume said:
"Bari understands how crucial it will be for him to be in top condition coming into camp this year.
"Not only to give himself every chance to have a strong individual season but more importantly to provide the team with the support and experience he brings to the table.
"He will be expected to continue to bring on our younger forwards by example and setting a competitive benchmark each and every night."