Edinburgh Capitals forward Callum Boyd says the bond with the Murrayfield fans never left him despite him playing for Braehead Clan.
The 23-year-old is back after a year away and ready to go for his second spell at the club where he played between 2014 and 2016.
And he’s excited to be back at the club with whom he impressed during his first spell and is looking forward to working with the new Caps coach.
“Even when I was playing at Braehead last season I still felt I had a good bond with the Caps fans,” Boyd said.
“I’ve got a good feeling about this year and I’ve been given a great opportunity to work under someone like Dmitri Khristich.
“I’m looking forward to being back at the Caps this season and developing my game further. The fans were great with me before so I want to help the club have a great season.”
Boyd moved to Braehead last year, making 60 appearances, scoring once – against the Capitals and assisting in another.
He went there after 99 appearances in a Caps jersey under Richard Hartmann then Riley Emmerson, scoring on four occasions and making 11 assists.
Capitals General Manager Scott Neil welcomed Boyd back to the club and he reckons the fans will be glad to have him back.
He said: “Callum is a popular player who brings energy and enthusiasm to the squad. I’m pleased to have him back at the club and know he’ll get a warm welcome from the fans.”