Polish defender Tomasz Skokan is heading back abroad after signing with Streatham IHC. The London-based club plays in the third level of British hockey. The defender had played parts of the past five years in the PHL.
Skokan showed well in the junior levels to start his career. He stood out in Slovakia and the lower levels of the United States junior system. The now 23-year-old defender was also an offensive leader from the blue line on a few Polish IIHF U18 and U20 squads. He started his professional career in the second half of the 2018 season, signing with GKS Katowice. After a strong follow-up season in 2019, he would miss the entire 2020 season due to injury. He would have a disappointing season with Sanok in 2021 before mainly playing in the MHL with Oswiecim during the 2022 season. In total, over six years, he has played in 120 PHL games recording 13 points (4G-9A-13PTS)
“Streatham always has a huge ambitions and they play for the highest goals, I think this will be a great place to restart my career and we will help each other. I am happy to be part of this organization and I am happy to be here!” Skokan told the club’s website in his signing announcement. It will be an excellent chance for Skokan to play a lot and potentially get his career back on track. Streatham is also one of the best clubs in the NIHL 1. They have won back-to-back South Conference Championships while winning a London Cup in 2022.
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