NHL draftee, Layne Ulmer is the latest forward to be announced for Manchester Storm, ahead of the 2019/20 season!

The 1999 draft pick for Ottawa Senators joins the Storm following three seasons in the EIHL with The Cardiff Devils.

The Saskatchewan born forwards previous teams include WHL team, Swift Current Broncos, TPS (Liiga) and Charlotte Checkers (ECHL).

The Storm has acquired a player with extensive hockey knowledge, who has iced in some of the top leagues in the world, including the AHL, NHL and DEL. The 2003/04 season saw Ulmer play for the New York Rangers. However, his main team for four seasons was AHL side Hartford Wolf pack (2001-05). Overall, Ulmer totalled 112 points, including 41 goals. The 6’1” forward was then traded to AHL team, San Antonio Rampage, claiming 45 points in 77 games.

2007/08 saw Ulmer spend time in Germany’s top league (DEL), icing for Frankfurt Lions – before moving to the EBEL in Austria to play for Graz 99ers.

Prior to joining the EIHL, Ulmer iced in the Italy league, playing seven seasons for Asiago. During this time with the club, the forward totalled 325 points overall in 266, averaging 0.81 points per game.

It was 2016/17 that Ulmer made his EIHL debut, transferring to the Cardiff Devils. During his time with the club, the forward has been an instrumental part of the team, helping win numerous trophies; from the Challenge Cup to the Conference. 2017-2019 saw Ulmer as a back-to-back league and playoff champion. The centre-forward gained even more hockey experience in Europe’s premier hockey level, playing in the CHL.

Head Coach, Ryan Finnerty is excited about his recent recruit, commenting:

 “We have a young team, full of players new to the EIHL. I wanted to get some leadership and the opportunity to sign a player who has experience of winning in our league was a bonus.

 “I am really excited by our youth and experience and I am so excited to coach this team.”

 A player with an amazing amount of hockey knowledge under his belt, and a league favourite – keep your eyes on Ulmer this season as he bares Storm colours for the first time.

 Player Profile

Position: Centre

Age: 38

Shoots: Left

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 209 lbs

If any businesses or individuals would be keen to learn about a fantastic “full player sponsorship” for Layne Ulmer, please email for more information.

The Manchester Storm OSC are delighted to announce the launch for 2019/20 Own and Loan. You can find out more information here. Keep your eye on the OSC social media for more future announcements.