EDINBURGH CAPITALS have signed Canadian forward David Rutherford – completing their import line up ahead of the new ice hockey season which gets under way next month.
Rutherford, a Central Hockey league all-star, has had a successful career in the North American minor leagues, icing in over 400 professional games, where he averages just under a point a game and won the Kelly Cup with Florida Everblades in 2012.
Capitals player-coach Riley Emmerson said of the winger: “We have signed a champion – he has won at every level he has played at. I know from playing with and against him that he’s a great player and I am excited to have him.
“Our fans are going to love him and opposition fans are going to hate him, he’s a difficult guy to play against.
“He can get under the skin of opponents, then beat them with skill and speed. I’ve seen David taking over games single handed.”
Rutherford, who last season played alongside fellow Caps’ new boys Kyle Bigos and Everett Sheen with Ontario Reign, replaces Luke Judson in the Capitals squad, after if was revealed last week that the fellow Canadian would not be travelling to Edinburgh to join up with the Caps after picking up an ankle injury.