Canadian netminder Mike Garnett has signed for Nottingham Panthers on a two-year deal.
The 34-year-old, who was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2001, has spent the last nine seasons in the KHL with teams in Russia, Slovakia and Croatia.
Panthers’ boss Corey Neilson said: “We’ve heard nothing but good things about Mike who is aiming to study at Loughborough University while playing with the Panthers.
“He’s a big goalie and played in the NHL at Atlanta before moving to the KHL.
“He’s a good fit for us and will be part of our last line of defence alongside Eduard (Zakharchenko) and Sam (Gospel). I’ve spoken to him at length and he will do a job for us.
“I’m happy with the trio of goalies we have. It’s going to be a long season and we’ve got the right mix to take that on and be successful.”