ECHL: Liam Finlay Heading Overseas

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Forward Liam Finlay is heading overseas to Scotland after spending just two seasons with the Allen Americans, where he would put up 44 goals and 45 assists for 89 points in 80 games. The 27-year-old winger would have a fantastic rookie year in which he would put up 33 goals and 37 assists for 70 points in just 50 games, as he finished in the top five for the Americans in scoring. He would be named to the ECHL All-Star Team as well as being named to the All-Rookie Team in 2023. Finlay would add three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 16 Kelly Cup Playoff Games over the past two seasons.

This isn’t the first time the BC native has gone overseas as he went overseas after finishing up his collegiate career at Denver where he would put up 34 goals and 36 assists for 98 points in 156 games. He would win a national championship with Denver in 2017. Finlay would spend the 2020-21 season in Finland and Slovakia before spending the following season in Sweden and Germany. He is the first player to head overseas and the second player who won’t be returning to the Americans, as Johnny Walker announced his retirement earlier this Summer.

It will be an interesting summer for the Americans as they are under new management and have a new head coach in BJ Adams, who is entering his first season in the ECHL after taking over for Chad Costello, who was fired.

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Armand Klisivitch

Inside The Rink ECHL Manager | Senior Editor Credentialed Reporter for the Adirondack Thunder & Worcester Railers.

3 thoughts on “ECHL: Liam Finlay Heading Overseas

  1. Hello Armand Klisivitch,

    I just want to clarify a mistake in your article.

    You have stated, “ Forward Liam Finlay is heading overseas to England…” in this above article. But in fact, the Glasgow Clan EIHL hockey team is from Glasgow, Scotland… not England, a totally different country. Please make the necessary updates to respect the proper team and country origin.

    Thank you!

    Nigel

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