Skalde: Reid can make Devils better

Brodie Reid is a Cardiff Devils (PHOTO: Imago Images)

Cardiff Devils coach Jarrod Skalde says latest signing Brodie Reid is the sort of player who can improve his team-mates.

The 31 year old is the latest addition to the Devils roster as Skalde prepares for his first campaign in charge of the club.

And Skalde outlined the attributes his new man will bring to his team and says he impressed in the ECHL with Kansas City Mavericks in unusual season because of the pandemic.

“Brodie is a prolific scorer and has been at or near the top of his team’s scoring charts the last few seasons,” the Cardiff coach said.

“He is coming off another great season that saw him lead his team in scoring in the ECHL, in probably the best season of competition in that league’s history. 

Cardiff coach Jarrod Skalde is pleased to land Reid (PHOTO: WBS Penguins)

 

“Covid saw a lot of players go back to play there that wouldn’t normally be in that league and the level of play was higher than normal, and he excelled as one of the top players in the league.

“His coaches and teammates say he makes players around him better and I think his mix of talent and experience is ideal for this team.”

The winger joins the Devils from the Mavericks, where he scored 25 goals and picked up 60 points in 60 games last season, finishing ninth overall in league scoring for the ECHL.

He also played in what was called the EBEL league for five seasons, spending two years with Italian side HC Bolzano, two in Austria with Dornbirner EC and a further season with Villacher SV.

He is the 17th name on the roster in a new-look Cardiff side for the new season.

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