Edinburgh Capitals have signed former Braehead Clan net-minder Travis Fullerton as their number-one goalie for their new Elite League ice hockey campaign, which gets under way in September.
The 28-year-old Canadian played 15 games for Clan last season, where he boasted a league leading save percentage of just under 92 per cent. Delighted Capitals co-owner Scott Neil admitted playing the waiting game has paid off in his bid to land his new man between the pipes.
Neil said: “I was very impressed watching him play for Braehead, where he did a great job for them after coming in as injury cover midway through the season. We’ve looked at a lot of goalies throughout this process. Travis was always in our minds, but we had to wait and see what his circumstances were and if he would be available. When we found out he was keen to come and join us we quickly offered him a deal.”
Fullerton, a product of the Canadian college system where he played on the same University of New Brunswick team as fellow Caps summer signing Taylor MacDougall, has gone on to play over 100 professional games in the States, always maintaining an impressive save percentage of over 91 per cent.
Neil continued: “He’s put up great stats everywhere he has played. He’s a laid-back character, but like all starting goalies he will play a leadership role behind an experienced defence that we are in the process of building for him. “We’re really happy with the defensive core we’ve put together. We should have another import forward to announce in the coming days, which leaves us with just three very important slots left to fill ahead of the new season.”