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Alumnus Fine signs second professional contract

By Jessica Pincente

TORONTO - Ryerson men’s hockey alumni Michael Fine has signed his second professional contract, making the jump to the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) in England.

Fine is set to suit up for the Milton Keynes Lightning of the EIHL in August 2018.

Last season, Fine signed a one-year deal with the Esbjerg Energy in Denmark, going on to put up 13 goals and seven assists in 46 regular season games.

Lightning head coach Doug McKay had this to say about the signing: “He has undoubted leadership qualities that will help take us forward, as well as bringing on some of our younger players. He may not be the most outspoken guy but he has a big personality [...] Whilst I know that his time at Esbjerg didn’t finish the way he’d have wanted it to, I know how much it motivated him to push on and develop further – so I’m very happy to be able to give him this opportunity to show his skills in Milton Keynes Lightning colours.”

Prior to his time in Europe, Fine played at Ryerson for five years and captained the Rams in his last three seasons. A two-time OUA First-Team All-Star, Fine left the university as the all-time leader in points and assists.

You can stay up-to-date with Fine’s season with the Lightning by following the team on Twitter or Instagram.

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