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Former New Jersey Devils forward Blake Speers
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Ex-NHLer Inks New Contract In One Of The Worst Leagues In Hockey

Published February 3, 2024 at 6:36 PM
BY SAMER
     
In a recent development, former NHL player Blake Speers has inked a one-year contract with the Belfast Giants in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) in the United Kingdom. The announcement came as breaking news, signaling Speers' move from the American Hockey League (AHL) to the EIHL.

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Blake Speers Signs In One Of The Worst Leagues In Hockey



According to reports, Speers, 27, brings NHL experience, having played five games from 2017 to 2022 for the New Jersey Devils and the Coyotes. Notably, the majority of his professional career has been spent in the AHL, showcasing his talent and skill on the North American stage.


"Blake Speers (@bspeers18) has signed a one-year deal with the Belfast Giants (EIHL).

Speers, 27, is an NHL veteran of five games played from 2017-2022. The majority of his professional career has been spent in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Speers had four goals, 14 points through 38 games played with Vasteras IK (HockeyAllsvenskan) 🇸🇪 last season.

With this move, he transitions from the 10th-best league in the world, to the 15th-best league in the world, according to our global league rankings" - Puck Empire


Puck Empire's global league rankings position the EIHL as the 15th-best league in the world, marking Speers' transition from the 10th-best league. The announcement highlighted his recent performance with Vasteras IK in the HockeyAllsvenskan league in Sweden, where he recorded four goals and 14 points in 38 games last season.

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