Milton Keynes Lightning have signed experienced forward Andreas Valdix.
The 33-year-old spent the last two seasons playing for Sheffield Steelers, scoring 22 goals and 81 points in 88 Elite League games for the South Yorkshire side, also helping the Steelers to win the 2017 EIHL Playoffs.
Selected in the 4th round (109th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft by Washington Capitals, Valdix spent two years with EBEL side HC Innsbruck prior to his original move to the UK in 2016, and boasts more than 375 games experience in the Swedish Allsvenskan and more than 100 games in the top tier SHL, mainly for his home town Malmö Redhawks.
“We faced competition for Andreas’ signature so I’m extremely happy to have signed him,” Lightning Head Coach Doug McKay said.
“He knows what the Elite League is about so will need no time to get up to speed there.
“Andreas knows how to set up goals as well as score them and although this is a late acquisition for us, I’m happy that he’ll fit right in and be a valuable member of our team.”