Nate Fleming replaces Loren Barron at Capitals

Loren Barron has decided not to return to Edinburgh
Loren Barron has decided not to return to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Capitals today revealed import defenceman Loren Barron will not be returning to the club as planned, after the American informed them of his desire to quit the pro-ranks in favour of a new job opportunity back home.

However, the Murrayfield outfit have moved quickly for a replacement, signing Canadian blue-liner Nate Fleming in a one-year deal that took less than 24 hours to finalise.

Fleming, who can also play as a forward, has spent the last four years playing college hockey for The University of British Columbia, and club co-owner Scott Neil believes they have found a good replacement for Barron, who impressed after arriving at the club midway through last season.

“Losing Loren is a blow, but the job offer he received was too good to turn down,” admitted Neil. “Fleming is a defenceman who puts up points and can also play as a forward. We’ve done our research and our sources, including some of his new team-mates like Ryan Hayes and Taylor Dickin, had very good things to say about him.”