The Image Club d'Épinal have signed former Vernon Vipers forward Alex Nikiforuk for the 2017-18 season.
I read somewhere online Nikiforuk signed in May but no official press release from Image Club d'Épinal. Nikiforuk is listed on their team website.
The Image Club d'Épinal, known as Gamyo d'Épinal for sponsorship reasons, is a French ice hockey team based in Épinal playing in the Ligue Magnus.
Nikiforuk played last season with the Nottingham Panthers before leaving the team after just one season. In 51 games Nikiforuk collected (11-goals-21-assists-32-points). The Nottingham Panthers are a British professional ice hockey club based in Nottingham, England. They are members of the Elite Ice Hockey League.
After playing four years at the University of Nebraska, Nikiforuk has spent the past ten seasons overseas playing with eleven different teams (SaiPa, Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg, Herning Blue Fox, Pontebba, Valpellice, EfB Ishockey, GC Kusnacht Lions, HC Red Ice, EHC Visp, Fischtown Pinguins & Nottingham Panthers) in seven different leagues (Liiga, DEL, Denmark, Italy, NLB, DEL 2 & EIHL).
Nikiforuk played one season in Vernon as an affiliated player "AP" with the Vipers (1999-2000) before being traded the following season to the Burnaby Bulldogs. In 6 games with the Vipers Nikiforuk collected (0-goals-2-assists-2-points).
Alex Nikiforuk's Player Profile: