Flames snap up Esders

Guildford Flames have signed forward Lee Esders from Braehead Clan.

The combative forward brings a wealth of experience to the EPL outfit having played in nearly 500 games in Britain’s top league.

Esders spent four seasons with Hull Stingrays, before switching to Sheffield Steelers in 2011.

After two years with the Yorkshire outfit he moved to Braehead, becoming an integral part of their roster as they established themselves in the Elite League.

Flames’ Head Coach Paul Dixon said he was delighted to add Esders to his squad: “We are trying to improve our roster for the back half of the season, and Lee is most definitely a quality find in terms of that aspiration,” he said.

“Lee is not big guy but he is a skilled forward. He has some quickness, sees the ice well, can move the puck and can finish around the net with the right opportunities.

“Lee is an excellent addition to our roster, and we are looking forward to watching the impact he can have in helping us achieve results.”

Clan Hockey and Operations Director Gareth Chalmers commented: “Lee approached us earlier in the week indicating that he wished to pursue opportunities away from hockey.

“As it transpires, an opportunity has arisen in another league which Lee has decided to pursue. We would like to wish Lee all the best in the future with his new club.”

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