Zajac signing completes Blaze forwards

Coventry Blaze have completed their 2016/17 forward group with the signing of former AHL forward Darcy Zajac.

The 29-year-old, who has spent the majority of his professional career in the American Hockey League (AHL), moves to the Elite League from Danish powerhouse SønderjyskE.

Zajac has scored 30 goals with 49 assists in 260 AHL games, while last season he notched nine goals and 12 assists in 29 appearances in Denmark.

Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart said: “Darcy has a great track record at one of the top NCAA programmes and spent five seasons in the AHL primarily with Albany which is a very tough thing to do.

“Last season he had a short stint in Denmark with a high quality team there as well. So, he’s a guy who has played for great programmes and organisations and he’s going to bring a lot to our line-up through grit, hard work and production.

“He will play minutes in all situations and I like his versatility. He plays on the right side, but he’s also a very good centreman so this gives me the chance to possibly put (Jordan) Pietrus on the wing if I need to do.

“I don’t think you can ever have enough depth up the middle.”

(Image permission: James Di Bianco)

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