Fitzgerald returns to the Clan as new club captain

Braehead Clan are delighted to confirm the return of American defenceman Zack Fitzgerald as the club’s new captain for the 2018/19 season.

The 32-year-old returns to Braehead after spending the previous three season’s with the Sheffield Steelers, where he won a league and playoff championship.
Fitzgerald originally came to the UK in 2014, in his first season in the EIHL he was a member of the Clan team that finished second and qualified for their inaugural Champions Hockey League campaign.
Clan Head Coach Pete Russell: “I am delighted to bring Zack Fitzgerald back to Braehead for 2018/19. Zack is a player and person that every club, team, coach and fanbase needs.
“He is a warrior, a natural leader and a huge character. For me, we needed to sign a club captain, I knew Zack was that guy I wanted and I am delighted we got him.
“Zack will lead on and off the ice. He will defend his net and of course his team-mates. It’s another big part of the core that this club needs and I need.”

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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