Coventry Blaze have announced the signing of netminder C.J. Motte for the 2021/22 Elite League season.
The 29-year-old 6’0” St. Clair, MI native spent the second half of the 2019/20 season with the Blaze, registering a league-leading 92.68% save-percentage and 15 wins in 24 Elite League games.
He agreed to return to Coventry last season before it was cancelled, and returned to the ECHL and Allen Americans where he earned a call up to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.
Head Coach Danny Stewart said: “Motte is a huge signing for us. He came in last season and gave our group an injection of confidence from his first game. He competes for every puck, and allows us a chance to win every game. Guys like playing in front of him and will battle for him, knowing he will do the same.”