New Clan goalie has winning mentality

Braehead Clan’s new netminder Michal Zajkowski says he’s raring to go as the new Elite League season moves ever closer.

Clan are still searching for their first-ever league title, but Zajkowski believes his winning mentality will make a difference next term.

“Having a strong defence is very important, but you want to able to help them too,” said Zajkowski.

“Goalies can’t win games all by themselves, but it’s hard for the team to win without the goalie.

“I’m really excited. Right after I signed the contract I wanted to come over and practice with the team and start winning some games.

“There are really good players there also, so that was also an attraction for me to want to move to Scotland.”

The 33-year-old took advice from former Lillehammer teammate Daniel Åhsberg prior to signing for the club.

The duo played together in Norway last season as the club battled and succeeded in their fight against relegation.

“I spoke with Daniel, who signed for the club earlier in the summer , so I asked about Braehead,” added Zajkowski.

“I heard a lot of good stuff about the league and the club and I can’t wait to see the fans when I play for Braehead.

“It’s a big opportunity for me to come to Braehead and it was a big positive for me. I want to do my best to help the team win games.

“In fact, I asked around some of the Swedish guys that play there and they all told me it’s a really good league to play in.

“You always want to come to a good organisation that wants to win and I felt it was important to ask around so you know about where you are going to.”

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