Radders joins Phoenix blueline

Tuesday, 27th June 2006

Phoenix head coach Tony Hand has continued his summer signing spree with the addition of Great Britain international Adam "Radders" Radmall to his defensive corps.

Hand is confident that his latest signing will do a good job for the team when he said, "Adam has experienced the Elite League previously and strikes me a hungry young man eager to grab another chance with both hands. He was very levelheaded when we spoke and that impressed me too. It's important to the organisation that we sign guys who can fill a role and I'm very confident that Adam will play a key part along with the other British players we've signed.

Twenty-two year old Radmall hails from Nottingham where he came up through the junior ranks of his hometown Lions. In 2003, he joined Coventry and spent two seasons with the Blaze before signing for the Hull Stingrays. Last season he signed a two-way contract with the Nottingham Panthers and Hull, playing most of the season with the Humberside club in the English Premier League. His progress has also seen him rewarded with representing the national team at all age levels through to the senior national team.

On joining the Phoenix, the 5ft 10in GB defenceman admitted, "I'm really excited. It'll be the first time I've moved away from home to play but I was keen to get back to the Elite League to test myself at the highest level. I enjoyed Hull and working with Rick Strachan, the GB coach, really helped my game."

Describing his style of play Radders commented, "I like to play a simple but effective game. I try to do the job to the best of my ability learning from the more experienced guys around me rather than trying to be too clever. I'm excited about playing for and with Tony, I watched him as a kid and never thought I'd get a chance to play on the same team as someone like him. As soon as he contacted me, it didn't take long to say yes and sign for the Phoenix."

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