Chris Frank has left Sheffield Steelers to join Elite League rivals Braehead Clan.
The Star had predicted the move in the last few days - as the tough d-man had not been on new coach Doug Christiansen’s wish-list.
He was, however, on that of ex Sheffield coach Ryan Finnerty, who has taken over at the Glasgow club.
Finnerty had initialy declined to discuss the possibility.
But on Braehead’s website he said: “Chris is a great team guy on and off the ice.
“He is one of the toughest guys to play against and a real versatile player. His is a great d-man but can also forward, it’s an effortless transition for him.
“Chris is a great leader and will be a great addition to the Clan. He works tirelessly on the ice and off the ice and puts in a lot of effort with various charities in his spare time. He has a no nonsense style on the ice and I am sure Franky will become an instant hit with his team mates and the fans.”
Frank added “I have been lucky enough to play two seasons in the UK, both for teams that have a great and loyal fan base.”
“I’m excited to play in a new country with yet again another passionate support group.”
“I look forward to helping the Clan organisation bring home some silverware this season.”