BRAEHEAD CLAN head coach Paul Gardner reckons new signing Ladislav Benysek will help energise his squad as they push for a Conference title.
The 37-year-old Czech Defenseman is set to make his Clan debut in the first of a home double header against Coventry Blaze on Friday night.
He arrives with a wealth of experience having played over 150 games in the NHL for the Minnesota Wild.
And Clan head coach Paul Gardner believes Benysek will give them more strength in depth.
He said: “It will give us one more solid Defenseman to help get the puck out of our end.
“We have been going with four or five Defenseman especially since Tim Wedderburn left.
“Guys are getting tired at the end of games. Now having Ladislav back there will give us that sixth Defenseman.
“Hopefully it will make us more rested coming into games.
“Especially this weekend where we have three games in three nights.”