Glasgow Clan coach Pete Russell believes he has a bit of everything in defence after confirming the signing of Travis Ehrhardt.
The 29-year-old completes the roster for the Glasgow side after spending last season with Chinese side KRS Heilongjiang, who play in the VHL.
And Russell spoke of the attributes his new player has as he added the finishing touches to his team.
“Travis has a good skill set to make a difference to our team from the back end,” the Clan coach said. “Travis is a strong skater and good in all zones, and all situations.
“All I’m hearing is good things about Travis on and off the ice and adding him to our line-up makes our D core and team stronger.
“I really like the look of our back end and we have a bit of everything back there. You need that in this league, where you have to be able to defend, have good transition and add to offence.
“For me it was a key area of our team building to get a D core with decent size, make sure of the puck and of course, defend. I believe we have achieved this and I’m really looking forward to the new season.”
Ehrhardt is the brother of Manchester Storm D-man Dallas and made 37 appearances in the VHL last year, scoring six goals and assisting in 12.
Prior to that, he played in Switzerland with Geneva Servette and can count Norway’s Stavanger Oilers, Utica Comets and Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL among his former teams.
He won the Continental Cup with Oilers in 2014 and will look to make an impact in the Elite League in the new season.
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