Canadian defenseman Craig Gans has joined Dundee Stars for the upcoming season.
The 6″2 Alberta native comes in to the Elite League having spent last season in the French second division with Dunkurque, where he ended with 9 points in 26 games.
“We really wanted to add a bit more size and Craig is a six-foot-four guy, that can skate hard, take the body and can make that first pass, every team needs a piece of the puzzle like Craig. I think he will do well and he will bring a bit more toughness to our line-up, that’s something we lacked a bit at the back last year,” explained Head Coach Omar Pacha. “He will play more of a defensive role but he is another guy that will add depth to the squad but going forward he has a really great shot on him as well and he has shown in the past that he can produce offence too. Craig is a guy that is going to be ready to jump into the play or make that good first pass but most importantly he will play strong defensively and cut time and space off of the other team and he will be strong in front of the net to protect Alex (Leclerc).”
“I am very excited and feel privileged to be able to get that opportunity to be a member of the organisation and the family,” said Gans. “I have heard nothing but good things and I had a good talk with Omar, he filled me in on the organisation. He said it’s a hard-nose league and that he expects me to use my body and use my size which is part of my game and hopefully it is going to help out the team”.