Clan bag much-wanted forward

Braehead Clan have secured the services of forward Jeff Ulmer for the 2016/17 campaign.

The Canadian comes to Glasgow with a wealth of experience with clubs across the globe including Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belarus, Slovenia and Austria.

He also had a spell with New York Rangers in 2001/2002, where he iced 21 times for the NHL outfit.

Clan Head Coach Ryan Finnerty was delighted to beat off stiff competition from Elite League rivals to land the 39-year-old.

“Jeff’s a guy that’s been on our radar and everyone else’s,” he said. “He was looking to make a move over to the UK and we were one of four or five teams in for him.

“We were looking for that marquee guy, the guy with good experience and everywhere Jeff has been, he’s been a leading scorer.

“He also hasn’t missed a game for years, which is pretty incredible. He’s in great shape and is a player that can keep going, which is a credit for how well he takes care of himself.

“He hasn’t had a dip in play and consistently delivers in points which is why everyone wanted him and I’m looking forward to welcoming him to Braehead.

“We sold him on our strong reputation and the fact that players and former players all talk to each other.

“We spoke a lot on the phone and messenger and he decided this was the best place for him and we’re really happy about that. I’m pretty excited to get him on board.”

Two players who won’t be back next season are Jamie Fritsch and Nathan McIver, with the duo confirming their retirement from playing.

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