Evan Cheverie Returns To Belfast!
The Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Evan Cheverie for the 2013/14 Elite League Season. Evan played an integral part in the Giantsâ€™ 2008/09 and 2009/10 seasons, helping the organisation to the Challenge Cup, Knock-Out Cup and the 2010 Playoff Championship, in which Cheverie scored the winning penalty shot to secure the Championship.
The 2013/14 campaign will be Cheverieâ€™s fourth season playing in the Elite League as he led the Coventry Blaze in scoring with 52 points during the 2005/06 season. His last season in Belfast was Cheverieâ€™s most successful of his pro career, averaging well over a point per game in the Elite League, finishing with 35 goals and 55 assists, good for 90 points.
Since that famous game winning goal in the Playoff Final in 2010, â€˜Chevyâ€˜ has spent the past three seasons playing in Europe, two in Norway with Lillehammer and last season in France with Morzine-Avoriaz, averaging over a point per game each season.
Giants Head Coach Paul Adey had this to say on Cheverieâ€™s return:
â€œThis is a great signing for us. Evan is a great fit for this organisation and having already played here before, I know he will be able to adjust quickly. Cheverie is a proven scorer and gives us some more size offensively. What I like most about Cheverie is that he scores goals in the big games and I know how important his offensive contribution will be to the team next season.â€
Evan is currently enjoying the off-season at his home in Canada with his family but is looking forward to getting back to Belfast for a third year:
â€œI am thrilled to be part of the Giants organisation yet again. Having listened to Paul Adey and getting an understanding of what he believes the organisation can accomplish, Iâ€™m eager to get the season started. I am looking forward to winning yet more trophies with the Giants and I believe we will have the team to do it!â€
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) June 11, 2013