Edinburgh Capitals today announced the signing of energetic forward Callum Boyd ahead of the new ice hockey season which gets underway next month.
The 23-year-old returns to the club after spending last year with Elite League rivals Braehead Clan.
Ayrshire-based Boyd, who was a firm fans’ favourite at Murrayfield, did not feature heavily at Braehead, and Caps co-owner Scott Neil is sure Edinburgh will get the best out of the player, as he looks to base himself full time in the capital.
Boyd spent two years at Murrayfield, joining from Scottish National League side Kilmarnock Storm.
Neil said: “We’ve always kept in contact with Callum and kept an interest in him, and I found out Braehead were going in a different direction a while back.
“Callum approached us about getting his hockey back on track, and he’s a nice fit for us. He’s an energetic player and a guy who when push comes to shove can play on any line, he’s good to have in the dressing-room, and did a great job for us last time he was here. We’re going to push him along and get the best out of him.”
In his last stint with Caps, Boyd, who combines ice hockey with work as a refrigeration engineer, commuted from the west coast, and Neil continued: “Callum will be living and working in Edinburgh, and will be able to take advantage of all the practice sessions. It’s something he’s really bought into to try and take his hockey as far as he can. He’s a great addition, we’ve got a really good group of young British players, and he gives us that wee bit more experience.”