Signing News: More arrivals confirmed but big moves elsewhere
Movements continue in the Elite League: Manchester Storm, Dundee Stars and Glasgow Clan add, but Belfast Giants and Clan see their former heroes heading for new horizons.
On Friday Manchester Storm announced the signing of Scott Simmonds, who comes from the University of Guelph Gryphons and is ready for his first professional hockey campaign after five years of career. USports League.
The 25-year-old midfielder is reunited with his Guelph teammate, Cody Thompson, who has already engaged in the storm for the new season.
However, Linden Springer left the shelter, which was announced as Zack Fitzgerald's first recruit for the Glasgow Clan since his replacement of Pete Russell.
Springer spent two years at the club and made more than 100 times for Ryan Finnerty's team, making him one of the fans' favorites during his stay there.
When addressing the Herald, Springer admits that he still has work to do to conquer clan fans after they have been mocked by them in the past.
He said: "This It's not easy where to play and the passion of the fans is something that I drew from my experiences there in the past. I think I have upset a few people in the past two years, but I let everything go.
"Fans will see that at some point I like to think that I am an authentic man and I hope they will join soon. But I know that my style of play can be something of love or hate if you are a fan. "
Remaining briefly with the clan, they announced that their great scorer, Brendan Connolly, would not return for a second year with the winners of the Gardiner conference.
For now, his destination is not known, but his coach Zack Fitzgerald admits that an agreement had been reached, he is disappointed to lose.
He told Clan Web Site : "We had offered him a new contract, but he informed us today that he had decided to seize a new opportunity to get away from the clan.
"Although this is a very disappointing news for the moment, I wanted to inform the Purple Army before its new team announced its signature.
At the same time, Dundee Stars has added a new face to his team with the signing of Justin Maylan, who joins the EBEL team, Villacher.
The 28-year-old is the second newcomer to Omar Pacha's team and played alongside former Stars couple Dan Bakala and Jerry Pollastrone.
Pacha revealed that his new guy aroused interest elsewhere, but he was delighted to have his man, as he said on the Dundee Stars website: "Justin was on my radar and we made him a offer and luckily for us there some teams after him but he decided to come to Dundee.
"All the references that I have received say that he was very skilled, he sees the ice very well and he is a good leader of the game. He is a guy who makes figures and he is also devious he has a good vision and he has a good shot. "
Fife Flyers also added with the resumption of talented young Jordan Buesa, who signed for a second year at Kirkcaldy.
Buesa joins Bari McKenzie and Chase Schaber on the list and knows that he has to work harder in the new season.
He told the Web site Fife Flyers : "I'm really excited to play for the Flyers next season. I am going to train hard all summer to be fit and healthy for the coming season.
"I will give everything for the fans and coaches and I know what is expected of me, so it's just a matter of ensuring that I deliver."
Leaving the elite league, Tyler Beskorow is one of the Belfast giants Darcy Murphy, whose destinations have been confirmed after the announcement of their imminent departure last week.
Beskorowany leaves the UK after a year and a half to travel to Slovakia, joining Banska Bystrica, winner of the play-offs and led by former Dundee Stars coach Dan Ceman. It is unclear whether he will be present next year.
As Darcy Murphy travels to Germany to sign for Corey Neilson's Lausitzer Füchse, this decision was confirmed by the DEL2 group on its website on Monday.
Speaking on the website, the former coach of the Nottingham Panthers said, "Darcy is one of the top scorers who likes to hit. He is persevering and hard-working, scoring more than 50 goals last season and scoring more than 100 points in a championship with 14 importers and a very good league.
"His commitment was my main goal and I am very happy that we accepted. Special thanks to Steve Saviano, former teammate of Darcy, who encouraged Darcy to choose White Water. "