Canadian forward Mario Valery-Trabucco has signed for Manchester Storm.
The 29-year-old spent four years in the NCAA with Union College, before heading to Europe in 2010.
He has since gone on to gain extensive experience in a variety of countries, including Germany, Sweden and Italy.
Player/Coach Omar Pacha said: “I’m thrilled to have Mario with the Storm this season – he is a top end player who will be relied on for production throughout the year.
“He is a shooter and we’ve been looking for that type of player, especially in our rink where things happen very quickly.
“All my references on Mario were extremely positive – he is working out hard and on the ice daily in the lead up to this season, so I’m very confident that we are getting a highly-motivated Mario Trabucco coming into our club.
“I’m simply delighted we’ve managed to secure a player of Mario’s calibre to come to the Storm for the season ahead.