Kevin Raine Returns To Belfast For 2019/20

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Kevin Raine for the 2019/20 season. The 26 year old defenceman rejoins the Giants blueline after helping the organisation to the 2018/19 Elite League championship as well as successive Challenge Cup titles in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The Canadian defenceman will once again wear the #22 jersey and became the 183rd player to play for the Giants when he arrived from the ECHLโ€™s Florida Everblades in 2017.

Previously, the 6โ€™1โ€ defenceman won an OHL championship in 2011/12 with the London Knights and also captained Sudbury in 2013/14. Raine made his professional debut in 2013/14 with the AHLโ€™s Portland Pirates before being invited to the 2014 NHL rookie camp and training camp of the Los Angeles Kings.

GIANTS NEWS | Welcome back to Belfast..Kevin Raine๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Full story as an Elite League champion AND back-to-back Challenge Cup winner returns to the Giants blueline for 2019/20๐Ÿ’ช

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— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) July 17, 2019

Kevinโ€™s solid play earned him a spot with the Kings organisation on the roster of their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs. In his first professional season, he won the Calder Cup with the Monarchs. In 2015/16, the 207-pound defenceman signed with the Ontario Reign before splitting 2016/17 with the Charlotte Checkers and the Florida Everblades.

Head Coach Adam Keefe on Kevin Raineโ€™s return to the Giants:

โ€œBringing Kevin back for 2019/20 was an easy decision to make. After two years in Belfast – we know what to expect from him. Kevin is solid defensively, competes on every night for the Giants and knows what it takes to win.โ€

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