Stephen Dixon is the third new face to join the Devils as they prepare to defend their league and playoff title.
Dixon played the last two seasons in Germany’s top league (DEL) for Grizzlys Wolfsburg, playing in 52 games last season, scoring 5 goals and 14 assists. He added another 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 7 playoff games to finish off the season before his team lost out to Eisbaren Berlin in the quarterfinals.
Prior to his time in Germany, Dixon spent 8 seasons in some of Europe’s top leagues including 2 years in the KHL, 4 years in Finland’s top league and 2 in the Swedish Elite League.
He has represented Canada on the International stage in 4 separate tournaments over his impressive professional career and at the age of 32, he was lured to Cardiff for the opportunity to compete for silverware and to take his MBA at Cardiff Met.
Andrew Lord spoke about Dixon and what he thinks he can bring to the Devils this season.
“Stephen Dixon is a solid two-way centre and has performed in Europe’s top leagues for the last decade.
“He is a great skater, which he would need to be to stick in leagues like the KHL, Finnish Elite or Swedish Elite Leagues and is a proven winner.
“We expect him to be an impact player in the Elite League and someone the Devils’ fanbase is going to love.”
Before turning pro, Dixon played 4 seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, captaining the QMJHL side in his final year. He also represented Canada at the World Juniors, winning Gold in 2005.