Nottingham Panthers have signed forward Raphaël Bussières from Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana.
Drafted by the Minnesota Wild (second round, 46th overall) in 2012, Bussières featured in 75 games for the Iowa Wild, Minnesota’s AHL affiliate, across three seasons before joining Ljubljana last summer – going on to score nine goals and a team high 34 points in 48 EBEL games.
“I think he’s going to be good,” Panthers head coach Corey Neilson said.
“He’s a rough and tumble power forward who has shown great offensive instincts….he plays hard along the boards and is not afraid to go to the dirty areas of the ice. He has good speed, nice hands and plays a smart, very effective North and South game.”