Dundee Stars’ head coach Omar Pacha believes the fans will be pleased with latest signing Gabriel Levesque.
The converted ‘D’ man has been confirmed as the latest piece of the puzzle being built by the Gardiner Conference side ahead of the new season.
Levesque spent last season in France with second tier side Anglet, scoring 12 goals with 24 assists in 23 appearances.
Pacha said: “I think the fans should be excited by the signing of ‘Gab’. He played a few years in the ECHL and played in Europe last year – he’s a guy that has a lot of talent.
“He’s played as a ‘D’ more recently and that’s certainly how I plan to use him. The reports I’ve had say he’s a great skater, can read things well and can be a good asset for my defensive core.
“The fact he can play up front is a good thing and can be used there if we’re suffering with injuries or need to try a different approach. His versatility is good for me.
“I just think he’ll bring something else to the table and he’s excited for the opportunity to come to the UK and I think he’ll be comfortable with us in Dundee.”
During his time in the ECHL the 27-year-old iced with Stockton Thunder, Bakersfield Condors and Missouri Maverick and he says he’s looking forward to starting the next phase of his career.
“From what I’ve heard the UK league is more similar to the ECHL and there are a lot of ex-ECHL players coming over,” he said. “France was a good experience, but not the level I was looking to play at.
“I enjoyed working with the coach and I had signed as a forward initially. Things didn’t go well to start with and I moved back to defence and I liked it.
“I’d never played in ‘D’ before, so I’m trying to build a new career in a different position. I’m really excited and it’s a great opportunity for me.
“It’s another stepping stone in my career and I’m looking to have a good season in the UK and go from there.”