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DEFENCEMAN BUNZ JOINS PANTHERS

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Defenceman Davis Bunz has joined the Nottingham Panthers for the 2024-25 season.

The 25-year-old links-up with the Panthers after two impressive seasons in the ECHL with Wheeling Nailers.

The USA-born blueliner spent five years with Providence College in the NCAA - the top college league in North America.

"I have heard a lot of great things about Nottingham and the Panthers," said Bunz. "I played with Félix Paré who was one of my good friends in Wheeling and he has so many good things to say.

"When I was talking with the management and the coach, their vision was similar to what I want to do with my hockey career so it sounds like a great place to go."

Bunz turned professional in 2022-23 and scored three goals and added 20 assists for 23 points in 58 league games for the Nailers.

His leadership skills saw him named Alternate Captain last season and he returned 31 points (10+21) in 58 regular-season matches.

He added five points (2+3) in the post-season as he helped Wheeling to the Divisional Finals of the ECHL playoffs.

"I really like the pro game, I think it suits me a lot more," continued Bunz. "Ever since I have gone pro I have really enjoyed it.

"Going overseas is something I have wanted to do and I know it will come with different challenges.

"But I think it will be great. I am just so excited for it and I can't wait for the season to start."

Panthers Head Coach, Danny Stewart, said: "We like where Davis is at with his timeline. He had five successful years at Providence where he played mainly a defensive, shutdown type role.

"Since turning pro, his offensive game has got better and better with time and he has turned into a very capable and affective two way defender.

"He’s a great skater with good size. He really elevated his game on both sides of the puck last season and we are thrilled to get him off the back of that."

Player sponsorship packages are available for the 2024-25 season. Please contact sarah@panthers.co.uk for further information.

Signing news brought to you in association with 2fawcett Recruitment.

The best-value way to watch the Panthers is with a season ticket - which offers superb value for money - and will once again cover 26 home Elite League games next season. The 27th home Elite League game not on the season ticket will once again be a heavily discounted midweek game following the successful sold-out £9 game against Guildford in March.

Meanwhile, new from next season, the all-in season will cover every single Panthers home game. This includes all 27 Elite League regular-season games, all five Challenge Cup home group games as well any subsequent home ties in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, a potential home playoff quarter-final and the three home pre-season matches played by the Panthers.

The season ticket application window will close to all fans on Sunday 30th June.

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