Elite League Transfer Tracker: Player Signings and Extensions in June

- Elite League Transfers - Luke Ferrara will suit up for the Nottingham Panthers in 2022-23 (Image: Scott Wiggins)
Luke Ferrara will suit up for the Nottingham Panthers in 2022-23 (Image: Scott Wiggins)

With the start of the 2022-23 season less than 100 days away, Elite League transfer news will come thick and fast this summer. Stay up to date with the latest announcements by adding British Ice Hockey’s monthly transaction tracker to your favourites list.

Elite League Transfers: Signing Season Stars in June

At last, it’s time for Elite League general managers to put pen to paper with next season’s signings. Following the Cardiff Devils playoff threepeat and the Belfast Giant’s league and cup double, teams across the top-flight enter the offseason hoping to climb up the standings next term.

There’s already been a handful of high-profile departures. Marc-Olivier Vallerand’s decision to swap life with the Sheffield Steelers for a move to ICEHL’s Olimpija Ljubljana raised eyebrows, with former Coventry Blaze netminder C.J. Motte securing a well-earned transfer to the AHL’s Iowa Wild.

However, plenty of exciting arrivals have also been announced. Ben Bowns and Joey Martin will return to the Devils next season, ending their escapades on the continent.

Also of note: Luke Ferrara’s switch from the Coventry Blaze to the Nottingham Panthers. He joins a club at the very start of a rebuild under newly installed CEO Omar Pacha and will play a key role in their rebound.

We’re only at the very start of the offseason and it’s already looking like a very spicy summer for Elite League transfers.

  • Monday, 6 June 2022

Confirmed Elite League Transfers and Extensions

Last Updated: Monday, 6 June at 12:00

Monday, 6 June:

Luke Ferrara (F): Coventry Blaze to Nottingam Panthers

Sunday, 5 June:

Nathanael Halbert (D): Coventry Blaze – Extension

Brython Preece (G): Dundee Stars – Extension

Saturday, 4 June:

Jordan Kelsall (F): Nottingham Panthers – Extension

Jack Hopkins (F): Nottingham Panthers – Extension

Archie Hazeldine (D): Leeds Knights to Nottingham Panthers/Leeds Knights

Friday, 3 June:

John Dunbar (F): Guildford Flames to Glasgow Clan

Ciaran Long (F): Belfast Giants – Extension

Thursday, 2 June:

Chris Gerrie (F): Guildford Flames to Dundee Stars

J.J. Piccinich (F) Belfast Giants to Stjernen Hockey (Norway 1)

Oliver Betteridge (F): Nottingham Panthers to Ferencvarosi TC (Hungary 1)

Wednesday, 1 June:

Matthew Haywood (F): Glasgow Clan to Leeds Knights

Braylon Shmyr (F): Glasgow Clan to Herner EV (Germany 3)

Martin Latal (F): Sheffield Steelers – Extension

Tuesday, 31 May:

Jordan McLaughlin (G): Glasgow Clan to Sheffield Steelers/Hull Seahawks

Curtis Warburton (G): Sheffield Steeers/Hull Seahawks – Extension

Philippe Sanche (F): Dundee Stars – Extension

Monday, 30 May:

Ben Bowns (G): HK Dukla Trencin (Slovakia 1) to Cardiff Devils

Joey Martin (F): Graz99ers (Austria 1) to Cardiff Devils

Sam Duggan (F): Cardiff Devils – Extension

Josh Waller (F): Cardiff Devils – Extension

Mark Richardson (D): Cardiff Devils – Extension

Marc-Olivier Vallerand (F): Sheffield Steelers to HK Olimpija Ljubljana (Austria 1)

Ryan Tait (F): Cergy-Pontoise (France 1) to Guildford Flames

Matthew Myers (F): Nottingham Panthers – Extension


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