Martinelli re-signs with the Giants
The Belfast Giants confirmed that defenseman Ryan Martinelli will be back for the 2017/18 Elite League season .
Martinelli scored four goals with 17 assists in 61 games last season.
Prior to his arrival in Belfast, the 30-year-old played for the London Knights of the OHL and the University of Western Ontario. It has also frozen in Italy, Norway and Germany.
Martinelli said: "I am really happy to be back and excited to spend another season in Belfast chasing trophies."
"When entering the new season, I know what to expect from the league.I expect more from my own performance and I hope to be able to contribute even more than the year. last.
"The league will be stronger next season and I'm looking forward to it .. Adam Keefe will do a great job as a head coach – he knows what it takes to win in this league. "
Keefe added: "Ryan is a good guy to have around the locker room.He is a fat guy who skates well and who is naughty in front of the net.He is a winner, who won a championship title. in Germany.
"I know a lot of Giants fans have really taken Ryan's direction last season while he's playing hard for the team every night, and we're excited to see him come back."
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