Glasgow’s Braehead Clan are delighted to announce the signing of Czech defenceman Michal Gutwald.
The 24-year-old from Slany in the Czech Republic is a product of the HC Klando junior development programme.
He made his debut for Klando in the Czech Extraliga during the 2011/12 before going on to play for HC Detva and MsHK Zilina in Slovakia.
Gutwald will fly into the UK tonight with Clan head coach John Tripp happy to add to his blue-line.
“We’ve been looking at various different options for a while now and when Michal became available we decided to make a move” said Tripp.
“He’s a big body and we’ve been looking for some size to go at the backend, he’s young, wants to win and that’s something we’ve been looking to add.
“Michal arrives in from Prague tonight, will train the next two days at Auchenharvie and will be in the line-up at Edinburgh on Saturday.”
Tripp also confirmed that the signings may not stop there with the Clan looking to make further changes following their inconsistent start to the season.
“I said after Sunday’s game that we obviously aren’t happy with where we are at. We are always looking for the players that we believe can make this team better.”