Dundee Stars have announced they have added experienced 31-year-old Canadian forward Matt Marquardt to their roster.
Marquardt joins the Taysiders from Sheffield Steelers where he played in 53 games, amassing 40 points from these matches.
He also has further Elite League experience with Coventry Blaze during season 2016-17, having played 52 times for the Midlander’s scoring 35 points.
In 2006, he was drafted by the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets and he has also chalked up over 260 games in the prestigious American Hockey League in North America.
Marquardt, who will also become Omar Pacha’s assistant coach, has his new head coach excited.
Pacha commented: “Matt is a big, strong, power forward who has a great scoring touch.
“He is a good team player and knows what it takes to win.
“We wanted to add size and strength to our line-up while also getting a player that can be an offensive leader – it really is a massive signing for the club
“As a player and assistant coach, Matt will help in various ways and will gain experience with the role. He is a great club ambassador and the fans will love him.
“In the first few weeks, Matt will focus more on the ice as he will be an integral part of our team.
“However, as the season goes on, he will have more responsibilities on the coaching side.”