Cardiff Devils forward Evan Mosey has become the latest player to leave the club to take an opportunity in Europe, moving to French side Repaces de Gap.
The 31-year-old was set for a big season after missing most of 2019/20 through injury and no doubt to make up for lost time, after picking up seven points in eight games on his return before lockdown ended his and everyone else’s season.
And while Devils managing director Todd Kelman is thrilled to see him sorted out for this season, he’s hopeful of getting the American-born GB international back in 2021.
“Evan missed most of last season so I think this is a good move for him,” he said. “We were all surprised that he made it back to play at all last season, so I ‘m pleased for him to be able to get a guaranteed job in France with a great organisation like Gap.
“He won’t be the last player to move on for the 2020-21 season, but we have already talked about getting him back in Cardiff for the 2021-22 season, which is a positive.”
And Kelman believes Mosey will prove himself to be a popular player in the Magnus League side, who begin their season two weeks on Saturday.
He added: “Evan’s speed makes him a serious threat every time he is on the ice and allows him to take chances where other players might not be able to get back into position. I love the way he plays and what he brings to a team every game.
“Off the ice, he is a big personality and a huge fan favourite. We love him here in Cardiff and we know the fans in Gap will love him too.