Sunday 8 October

Devils Sign new Power Forward

Canadian Brandon Alderson arrived this week

Pictured above:  Alderson in action for EV Landshut (photo credit Imago)

The Cardiff Devils are pleased to confirm the signing of forward Brandon Alderson.  The 6’4” forward joins the Devils from German3 side Hannover Scorpions where he scored 44 goals and 51 assists in 59 games last season. 

CLICK HERE to see Alderson’s career statistics

Alderson originally turned pro with the Adirondack Phantoms in the American Hockey League.  He spent the next 4 seasons between the AHL and the ECHL. He played with current Devil Justin Crandall during the 2015-16 season with the Reading Royals of the ECHL.  

alderson2.jpgPictured above: Alderson with Villacher SV (photo credit Imago)

In 2017-18, he made the move to Europe to play for the Heilbronner Falken of the DEL2, leading his team in scoring with 61 points (29 goals and 32 assists) in 59 games.  He spent seasons in Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic before returning to Germany two seasons ago. 

Head Coach Pete Russell spoke about signing Alderson:

“We are delighted to add experienced forward Brandon Alderson to our group. Brandon is a big powerful forward with good offensive capabilities. He moves well and plays hard.

“I coached against him two years ago in Germany DEL2 and he was a player we were always aware of when he was on the ice either 5on 5 or on the powerplay.

“He will add something different to our group, create further healthy competition and with the games piling up as we move forward, we want to create a roster that can support injuries that come up.”

alderson3.jpgPictured above:  Alderson in action during his time in Slovakia (photo credit Imago)

Alderson will wear number 64 for the Devils.  He will not be in the line-up this weekend, but the Devils expect all his paperwork to be completed early next week.  He is likely to make his debut against the Coventry Blaze on Friday 13th October at Vindico Arena. 

Watch Brandon's first interview after day one with his new team:


In other news, Evan Mosey will miss at least the next couple of weeks with an upper body injury.  Mosey did not play last Sunday in Sheffield after picking up the injury on Saturday against the Glasgow Clan. 

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