Edinburgh Capitals’ former top scorer Rene Jarolin has agreed to return for a second spell with the club.
The move has delighted player-coach Richard Hartmann who describes Jarolin as “the perfect player”.
Jarolin left prior to the start of last season after two years with the Murrayfield men in which he scored 74 goals.
Speaking off the back of news of the one-year deal that was announced by the club today, Hartmann said: “I’m really happy he’s agreed to come back. He’s had some family stuff to deal with back in Slovakia but he’s managed to get that sorted and he has their blessing to come back to Edinburgh and play for the Caps.
“He’s the perfect player for us, yes he brings us goals but just his general playing ability both in attack and defence is unbelievable.”
Hartmann first brought Jarolin to Edinburgh in 2011 after the two played together for HK 36 Skalica in the Slovakian top-flight, and Hartmann continued: “He’s a good connection between the English and Slovakian speakers on the team. He’s a big factor in the dressing-room, he’s a leader, and he knows when he has to step it up and that was something we were missing last year. He can play with anyone and he makes those around him better players.
“I am pleased with how the team is coming together, and with signings like Jarolin I’m confident we will bounce back from last year’s disappointing season.
“We are still looking for that defensive leader, and other important players, but we are doing all the right things in building this team and I’m looking forward to us being able to announce more news soon.”