Hot off the back of announcing a couple of exciting new signings last week, today the Cardiff Devils announce the signing of Canadian sniper Brent Walton.
30 year old Walton is already familiar with playing in Europe having spent 6 years in Germany and last year in Denmark where he was part of the League and Playoff Championship winning team in SonderjyskE.
Head Coach Andrew Lord was delighted to get his man having been impressed with Walton when he played against him in Germany:
"Brent is an enormous signing for our Club and fan base. He will be one of the biggest offensive threats in the league and will have the Devils fans out of their seats on a regular basis. Brent is one of the most consistent scorers around and I know his game very well from playing against him in Germany 2 seasons ago. Brent’s scoring ability is one of his best attributes and he will be a guy we turn too to make a difference in tight games. He is extremely quick and shifty which, along with his vision and ability to read the game, makes him a great playmaker too. Additionally he is a veteran and will bring leadership along with the experience of winning Championships. I could not be happier with this signing and I know he will be a game changer for the Cardiff Devils.”
Director of Hockey Operations Neil Francis explained the importance of Walton’s signing:
"During the recruitment of our team Todd, Andrew and I have regular discussions and one of the first points Todd made was that we needed to find a high level goal scorer to really make the difference. Mac Faulkner did a great job of providing those goals over the last few years but with Mac moving on to study at Harvard it was essential we find a guy to take on that role. I’m really happy with the make up of our team so far and I think we have quite a few 20 goal scorers but to be successful we had to find a guy to put up big numbers. Brent has done that consistently throughout his career and led his team in scoring last year on the way to a League and Play-off Championship double."
Brent Walton takes the Cardiff Devils Player Roster for the 2014-15 Season to 15 confirmed signings.
The Elite league fixtures will be released tomorrow (14th July) at 6 am online at www.cardiffdevils.com and a full release of pre-season fixtures will also be unveiled at this time.
The Cardiff Devils would also once again like to take this opportunity to remind all fans that have yet to renew their Season Tickets for the upcoming season that all existing seats will be reserved until July 31st and all un-claimed seats will be released on general sale from August 1st.
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