Andrew Lord kicked off the 2018-19 signing season with 4 big announcements to get things started.
Mark Richardson, Joey Martin, Joey Haddad and Matt Pope were all announced at Monday Night’s fan event at Ice Arena Wales.
Richardson is fresh off a gold medal winning performance with Team GB and he returns for his 12thseason as a Devil after another League winning performance in 2017-18.
Joey Martin returns after leading the Devils in scoring and picking up the Elite League’s Top Forward Award and Player of the Year honours in 2017-18. His 94 points overall were just 1 point behind the overall point leader Mike Hammond of the Manchester Storm.
Joey Haddad has built a reputation as one of the top power forwards in the league and returns for his fifth season as a Devil. Despite missing 9 games last season, he still finished with 44 points in 56 games.
Matt Pope might be the name that shocks the fans as returning to the Devils for a second season. Many believed he would return to the Asian League but Pope put pen to paper after enjoying an impressive first season with the Devils. He finished second on the team in overall scoring with 30 goals and 73 points in 66 games. The League Title was the first championship he won as a pro and he is hungry for more.
Three of the league’s best forwards and one of the top defencemen in the league is a solid start to building another championship team in Cardiff for 2018-19. More signings are expected in the next couple of weeks.