Capitals’ new signing MacDougall will play a shutdown role

Edinburgh Capitals co-owner Scott Neil

Edinburgh Capitals co-owner Scott Neil

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Edinburgh Capitals have made their second import signing of the summer, after the club today announced the signing of Canadian centre Taylor MacDougall.

MacDougall joins from the University of New Brunswick where he has spent the last five years, winning the Canadian college championship twice. Last season the 26-year-old tallied seven goals and six assists in 27 games, however Capitals co-owner Scott Neil revealed MacDougall is expected to play a major part in keeping the goals out at the other end, rather than lighting the lamp himself.

Neil said: “Taylor is a big strong centre, who excels in the face-off circle which is an area we struggled in last year.

“He’s got some offence to his game, but he’s a very good defensive forward and primarily has been used in a shutdown role against the oppositions top lines. That is a key position and one we were looking to fill.

“He won the Canadian championship last season and has spent the last five years with one of the best college teams over there. He joins us with a lot of experience and is another guy who will add a huge amount to our team both on the ice and in the locker room.”