Rycroft clinches move to Belfast
Belfast Giants have signed forward Daymen Rycroft ahead of the upcoming Elite Ice Hockey League season.
The 33-year-old has moved from Arizona Sundogs and the Giants are pleased to have finally signed up the forward they have been pursuing since January.
The Giants highly rate the Canadian who missed much of last season with injury but still managed to score 25 points in 32 games.
Belfast coach Doug Christiansen believes that the fans will love him because he is a "gritty player who can score and has been a good leader throughout his whole career".
He added: "His former team-mates have raved about his competitiveness and work ethic."
Rycroft is a versatile forward, something Christiansen believes will really help the Giants to consistently get results.
Rycroft himself admitted to being very excited about moving to the Belfast outfit, saying there was "no other place" he wanted to sign.
"I want to be part of a winning team and the Giants have a good reputation of being consistent winners," he said.
When the season gets under way Rycroft will wear the number 14 jersey, which has been in the past been occupied by players such as NHL icon Theo Fluery.
The Giants will be trying to defend their Elite League crown and Rycroft is determined to help the side from Northern Ireland achieve their goal.