Edinburgh CAPITALS have retained the services of defenceman Danny McIntyre for the 2013-14 ice hockey season.
The 28-year-old, who came through the junior ranks at Murrayfield, will return next season for his 11th year with the club. He is the sixth player from last year’s squad to be retained by Capitals’ player-coach Richard Hartmann.
Hartmann said: “Danny had a great season and is a reliable and popular member of the team. It is good to have another one of our key Brits back and Danny is a Caps player through and through.”
However, one player who won’t be returning when the new season begins in September is free-scoring Canadian defenceman Brent Patry. According to his agent, Patry has signed a one year deal with French side Chamonix, where he enjoyed two previous successful seasons from 2010 to 2012.
Patry, who hit the net 11 times in his 33 games for the club, said: “I certainly enjoyed my time in Edinburgh. It was one of the better years I have had as a professional player. The songs and banter from the crowd during the games were fun and loud and it is something I will certainly miss.
“I did talk a little bit with Scott and Richard about coming back – both of us were interested – but when I started talking to other teams, some other offers were made that my wife and I just could not turn down. I will always cherish my time as a Capital, the boys, the crowd, and the ride that we had. I wish them the best of luck in the future and I hope to see many of them again.”