The New Jersey Devils added to their defensive core for the new season ahead when they re-signed blueliner Steven Santini on a new three-year deal. He had been a restricted free agent prior to inking his new deal, and leaves the Devils with one RFA left to deal with.
It’s been a while hasn’t it? Well that’s because I was working on something very special: this interview!
The season is almost here, and pre-season is even closer. Right now the Cardiff Devils have five new players in their line-up for the 2018/19 EIHL season, but rumours of a sixth new face joining the side are still circulating.
But for now, the Devils allowed their fans a quick look at the four new signings and one player on a two-way contract at the open training session on Wednesday night, with defenceman Ben Blood and forwards Stephen Dixon, Mike Hedden and Charles Linglet, all being introduced to the fans for the first time as they all prepare to make their Devils debuts this weekend against the Nottingham Panthers, while prospect goalie Jordan Lawday was also unveiled to the fans on Wednesday.
So I might be alone on this one, but one of the players I’ve been trying to keep an eye on this summer to find out where he’s going to sign is 19-year-old goalie Jordan Lawday. Admittedly it may be because I did the commentary for the Cardiff Fire last year that I wanted to see where he ended up.
Now it seems that the GB Under 20’s goalie has signed a two-way deal with the EIHL’s Cardiff Devils and Milton Keynes Thunder of the NIHL South, although no official announcement has been made by either club as of yet.
When Great Britain entered last years World Championships in Division 1A, it was expected they wouldn’t remain in the same group once the tournament is done.
What wasn’t expected would be the reason they were no longer a Division 1A team was because they managed to get promoted and return to the top flight for the first time since the early 90s, but that’s exactly what Neil Russell and his GB side managed to do.
Time once more to go back into our EIHL time machine and visit another season in the archives. This time we go back into season eight, the 2010-11 season. Coventry Blaze had captured their fourth crown the season beforehand, could they win back to back titles for the second successive time and make it five titles in just eight years? Only one way to find out…
Continue reading The Elite League Years: 2010-11