Nottingham Panthers confirm the signing of 25 year old Canadian forward and release Van Kleef.
Dylan Richard a 25 year old 6’1″ Edmonton native Forward has been signed by Rich Chernomaz for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
Richard has played 24 games this term for HK Nitra of Slovakia, gaining 4 goals and 6 assists, scoring 10 points in total.
The previous season he played for Mangerlud of the Norwegian league. This being his first professional contract. He had a fairly productive season in Scandinavia playing 43 games scoring a respectable 22 goals, 16 assists, scoring 38 points.
Before signing in Norway he was a student at the Penn State University in Pennsylvania and played for them over 4 seasons.
Fans should be able to see him in his first game for Panthers as we play Guildford this Saturday.
Tyler Van Kleef had been on a weekly contract but this has been cancelled after the new arrival.
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Photo credit: Penn State University