King Roy back to conquer Glasgow
Mathieu Roy says he is ready to return to ice hockey the day after his skates are suspended as he prepares for his return to the Elite League.
The 32-year-old scored the end of his career last year, after four years with the Sheffield Steelers, where he won two championship medals and a dam crown.
But now, he is preparing for a campaign with the Glasgow Clan after his hiatus and thanks to the persuasion of his head coach – and his former Steelers teammate, Zack Fitzgerald – the man known as "King" is eager to reign in Glasgow.
"Fitzy is a great guy, and now that he's a coach, he knows exactly what I can do, which has helped me a lot to make a decision," he said.
"He knows what I can do and it's good to be able to talk to a trainer. He has always been positive and you need it in the locker room. will do a great job and his passion can help us win games.
"I missed it a lot and every day I was on the websites to find out the latest news and I'm ready to go again. I would say that I have been ready since the day after my retirement, but I trained for that and I can not wait. "
Roy went for the first time on these shores in 2014 after five years with the Florida Everblades, with whom he won the Kelly Cup in 2012.
Gerad Adams was born Steelers coach. who signed him as Steelers won the first of two consecutive titles, ironically defeating the Braehead Clan and then to first place by a point.
A year later, Roy and his team celebrated under Paul Thompson under another title, while his popularity with the support of the Steelers increased.
In four years, he made 260 appearances and accumulated an impressive number of goals, scoring 143 goals and totaling 147 assists for a total of 290 points.
And he explained why a return to the UK was better for him and especially for the Glasgow clan, removing the fact that his former buddy was his coach.
He added, "The Glasgow Clan has always been a place where I wanted to play. I know that there is a good team out there with a chance to win a championship, which is why I chose to relocate there. Plus, I played with Matt Beca and Scott Pitt in Florida too, so it will be a pleasure to see them on the same team again.
"This is an excellent arena and the players we have are good, so I think" Fitzy "and the organization did a great job. It's a tall order and I can not wait to get started. "
"In the UK, my wife and I loved it and it was important for us to take our young girl so that she would taste life there and that it was for us.
"Everyone will know what kind of player and if I can not score, I'll be there to block shots, but my job is to score and that's what I want to do to make sure The clan's offensive is successful. . "