The Cardiff Devils have signed former NHL player Craig Weller to replace Justin Sawyer who has returned to North America for personal reasons.
The 29-year-old defenceman who has made almost 100 appearances for Phoenix Coyotes and Minnesota Wild is expected to join the Welsh side sometime in mid-November.
Last season 6ft4 Weller played for the Providence Bruins in the AHL making 55 appearances, and then Chicago Wolves, where he played 14 games.
In the NHL, Weller has played 95 games, scoring four goals with 10 assists. He spent 127 minutes in the penalty box.