New Signing Oslanski ready to embrace life in Scotland


New Clan defenceman Landon Oslanski says he’s coming to the club with an open mind after deciding to make his first move overseas.
The 25-year-old has made the transition after a few years in the ECHL and decided to try his luck in Scotland with the Gardiner Conference champions.
He admits there wasn’t anything in particular that helped sway him towards a move to Scotland.
“When I thought about, I just decided it was time for me to make the move over to Europe and I’m excited to come over,” Oslanski said.
“There wasn’t anything in particular that made the UK stand out to me, but I’ve always liked Scotland, particularly the movie, ‘Braveheart’ so that fits me well.
“I’m coming over with an open mind and I’m ready to get back on the ice.  It’s at that time of year where you want to get playing again and I’m looking forward to exploring when I come over.
“I’m basically there to do what the coach needs.  He told me it’s awesome and my old coach was his old defence partner when he played, so it’s exciting to have a link to him.
“I like to think I can bring a bit of everything to the team.  I can help out in most aspects of the game, can shoot the puck well, mix in a scrap or two as well, but stay responsible.
“I had an old team-mate who played there and told me it was a great organisation to play for, which has great fans and that’s always good to see.
“From what I’ve seen, it’s fast paced on big ice and suits my style well.”

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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