Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Club have confirmed they have signed the American forward Ryan Ginand for the 2013/14 Elite League season.
The 27-year-old from Massachusetts split his time last season with Orlando Solar Bears and Gwinnett Gladiators in the ECHL as well as being called up for seven games in the American Hockey League by Houston Aeros.
Ginand has registered 127 points (50 goals and 77 assists) in 143 games in the ECHL - playing in the All-Star game in 2010/11.
Fans of ice hockey side Nottingham Panthers will have the chance to see their new superstar signing tonight as they take on Coventry Blaze.
Canadian Anthony Stewart has joined the Panthers on a short term deal from the Carolina Hurricanes after the start of the North American NHL season was cancelled because of a pay dispute.
Coventry Blaze came from two goals down to earn a point following a 3-2 defeat after penalty shots to Fife Flyers in Kirkcaldy in the Rapid Solicitors Elite League.
Casey Haines (powerplay) at 12.52 scored the only goal of the first period for Fife, who doubled their advantage at 24.08, also on the powerplay, through John Dolan.
But Brad Leeb pulled one back for Blaze on the powerplay at 30.17 and then tied the game at 41.40.
With no further scoring, including in the overtime period, the game went to a shoot-out with Jason Pitton claiming the winning shot as Blaze missed all three of their attempts.
Blaze take on Hull Stingrays at the Skydome in the Challenge Cup on Saturday September 29 (7pm face-off).
Coventry Blaze has confirmed the signing of Canadian winger Brad Leeb for the 2012/2013 Elite League campaign. Brad will be joining his brother Greg at the Skydome, who joined Blaze last month.
CPP Coventry Blaze have signed defenceman Mike Egener for the 2012/12 Elite League campaign.
The German-born 27 year-old spent last season with Esbjerg in Denmark, posting 11 points and accumulating 241 penalty minutes in 27 games.
Egener has played 175 games in the American Hockey League for Springfield Falcons and Norfolk Admirals over a four-year period, racking up 505 penalty minutes along the way.