Braehead Clan have announced the signing of Canadian forward Liam Heelis for the 2018/19 season.
The 27-year-old joins from Elite Ice Hockey League rivals the Fife Flyers, where he scored 18 goals and assisted on 45 others during the 2017/18 season.
Prior to heading to the UK, Heelis played university hockey in Canada’s USports, split between Acadia University and McGill University.
As part of his contract with the Clan, Heelis will be carrying out a PhD in Sports Psychology at our partners, Glasgow Caledonian University.
“I am delighted to add forward Liam Heelis to our roster for the season ahead” confirmed Clan head coach Pete Russell. “From day one Liam was a main target I wanted with us in Glasgow.
“Liam was a player I really noticed last season every night I saw him play. He is strong both ways, has offensive upside and plays a good gritty game.
“Liam is also a very smart player, makes good decisions and has natural leadership qualities. All I have heard is good things about him.
“Liam can and will play in all situations, and will be a big player for us on and off the ice.
“We have had some great communications and it’s going to be great to work together. He comes to compete every night and has a team first attitude.
“He is another important piece of the jigsaw and again we are absolutely delighted he is joining us.
“I would also like to thank our partners at Glasgow Caledonian University for helping us make this deal happen. Liam will also by studying there during his time with the club.”