The Cardiff Devils have signed James Livingston from German side Bad Nauheim for the remainder of the season.
The Canadian forward will join the Devils this week and could be in the line-up for the weekend games against Glasgow and Nottingham.
The 28-year-old Livingston is a former 3rdround NHL Draft pick of the St Louis Blues (2008). He spent 5 seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL), 3 years playing for Worcester, the top affiliate of the San Jose Sharks before moving onto Manchester (top affiliate of the LA Kings).
He eventually moved to Europe for the 2015-16 season and spent 2 years in the top Austrian League (EBEL) with Dornbirner EC. He made the move to Germany to join Bad Nauheim in 2017-18 and that season scored 50 points in 52 games including 15 goals. So far this season he has scored 5 goals and 13 assists in 25 games.
Andrew Lord spoke about his latest signing:
“Livingston is going to add depth to our forward unit at a time when we are going into a tough stretch of games. He is a solid two-way forward and the reports on him came in very positive about his attitude and his work ethic.
“With so many games coming up in this second half of the season, we felt it was the best thing for the team to have another top forward that can slot into the line-up on any line and at any forward position.
“His versatility and reputation as a solid two-way guy is what attracted us to him. I think he is going to be a great addition for us.”
Livingston will be on a plane to the UK later today and will be on the ice with his new teammates on Thursday morning.