Themar becomes import signing number four

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Hull Pirates are delighted to confirm the signing of Slovakian forward Andrej Themar.

The 27-year-old joins the Pirates for the 2016/17 season and becomes the fourth import to be confirmed for the new campaign, alongside Dominic Osman, Jaroslav Sarsok and Stanislav Lascek.

The forward has spent the large majority of his career playing in his native Slovakia, playing in both Slovakia 2 and the Slovakian top league. Last summer, Themar moved to Norway for a season.

In Norway, playing for Moss Hockey, the Slovakian posted 33 goals and 37 assists in just 35 appearances.

The left-handed player primarily operates as a left winger and will add further strength to the Pirates’ attacking ranks.

Speaking about joining Hull, Themar said that “I’m really looking forward to playing for Hull Pirates next season.

“I expect that we will have a good season for the fans to watch. I would say that I am a skilled player with a strong shot as well.

Discussing personal and team aims for next season, the forward added “what I would like is to play the best I can for my team and the results will come.

“I really hope we are going to play for the highest places and make the playoffs.”

Head Coach Dominic Osman is happy to see the Slovakian make the switch to Humberside. Speaking about the deal, Osman stated that “Themar is one of those guys that we are just genuinely excited to bring on-board.

“When I first came across his name, (Stanislav) Lascek was someone who he’d talked to me quite a bit about, and in the group of players in the imports that we are looking at, he definitely fits the bill.

“The more I spoke to him, the more I was impressed with him. He wants to win and he wants to play as a team. At the same time, he’s a guy who can put up the numbers. He’s a guy who will be counted on for offence but I really do believe he is also going to play well defensively.

“He is import four but he’s going to be a very important import and will be called upon for the offensive side.

“Anytime you can put up 70 points in a season is obviously a great thing. We really hope he carries that momentum over to this season. It’s a great thing to have him on-board.”

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