AFTER several years of persuasion Blaze have finally landed their man after Canadian forward Neil Trimm agreed to move to the Skydome from fellow Elite League club Braehead Clan.
The-32-year-old Ontario native, joins the Blaze on the back of a stand-out season in Scotland that saw him finish in the top ten of the Elite League goals, assists and point charts.
Blaze director of hockey, James Pease, revealed Trimm had been a target for some time and he is delighted that Trimm has opted to move south of the border for the 1015/16 season, having missed out on his signature two years ago.
“It’s no secret that we have been great admirers of his for a while now and we were close to getting him here two seasons ago,” said Pease.
“He really wanted to try mainland Europe though so unfortunately it never quite happened.
“When the chance came for him to come to the UK, we didn’t have any roster spots open so he ended up signing with Braehead and we’ve had to wait until now to be able to finally get him here.
“Neil wanted to come here and we really wanted him so we decided to wait this one out before making any further moves on other players.
“He is a great fit for this club, is a good person, terrific player and now, a Blaze player. He has been worth waiting for and we are very happy.”
Blaze head coach, Chuck Weber, added: “Neil is a skilled forward who will be able to make a huge impact at both ends of the ice for us.
“He is another solid piece to our puzzle as we continue to fill out and announce our last few import slots.”