Capitals sign up ‘surprise package’ Dickin

New Edinburgh Capitals signing Taylor Dickin
New Edinburgh Capitals signing Taylor Dickin
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EDINBURGH CAPITALS have signed Canadian centre Taylor Dickin, who becomes the fifth player added to their squad ahead of the new Elite League ice hockey season.

It will be a first professional contract for the 26-year-old, who spent the last two seasons playing in the Canadian college ranks for the University of Manitoba, where in 60 games he chalked up 18 goals and 29 assists.

Capitals co-owner Scott Neil believes Dickin could be a surprise package after a stand-out junior career saw him recruited to one of America’s top college ice hockey programmes.

Neil said: “We have him pencilled in to bring us some depth scoring, but if you look at the sort of player he is and where he’s been he’ll be a good player for us. Big junior stats got him recruited to the University of North Dakota but he picked up and injury and had to take over a year away from the game. At Manitoba, he’s been their first line centre and twice been selected to attend trials with the Toronto Maple Leafs.”