Nottingham Panthers have signed defender Mathieu Brisebois from French side Gothiques d’Amiens.
The 25-year-old scored six goals and 23 points in 41 Ligue Magnus games last season, having previously iced in the AHL and ECHL.
Panthers’ boss Corey Neilson said: “Mathieu is going to help us on the blueline – he’s a good skating right-sided defenceman.
“His numbers in the pros haven’t matched his junior years, but he knows his job.
“Building a team is all about trying to get the right people to play with the right people. He’s got a ton of untapped offense potential and he’s ultra-competitive.”