New Belfast Giants signing Elgin Pearce says he has an eye for goal after making the move to the Elite League champions from Dundee Stars.
The 27-year-old left Omar Pacha’s side earlier this week and was quickly snapped up by Adam Keefe, adding his fourth signing since the season began in September.
And Pearce admits he’s been impressed with the SSE Arena when he visited there with the Stars earlier in the season.
“The Arena is world class and I am excited to finally be in Belfast,” he said. “I’ve been really impressed when I have played in Belfast with Dundee. “
“When I am playing gritty and with an edge – I play my best hockey. I am always look to spark either myself or my teammates with my game. I am looking to come in and show my offensive game and help put pucks in the back of the net.”
Pearce scored 12 times and assisted with 13 in his 33 appearances with Dundee, including two goals and two assists against the Giants.
The club have announced he’ll be available to play in Saturday’s crunch Elite League clash against Cardiff Devils.
With Pearce coming in, it’s meant they’ve released Patryk Wronka after the Polish forward requested to leave.
The 24-year-old picked up four goals and six assists in 31 games for the Giants after joining them in the summer from Polish side Katowice.
He has since joined French side Gap, where he will be reunited with former Belfast team-mate Jean Dupuy.
Giants said in a statement: “The Giants would like to thank Patryk Wronka for his service to the organisation this season and wish him well in the future.”