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Glasgow’s Braehead Clan are delighted to announce the signing of forward Tyler Shattock for the 2017/18 season.
The 27-year-old is the club’s 17th addition of the summer and arrives in the UK following a spell with Alaska Aces in the ECHL.
Shattock revealed he was ready to continue his career in that league until head coach John Tripp came calling.
“It kind of came up last minute here and Gareth (Chalmers) and John got hold of me in the last couple of weeks,” Shattock said.
“I was pretty set on returning to the ECHL and they convinced me to make the move to the UK so I’m pretty excited about it.
“I already know a few of the guys at the team already. I was drafted to St Louis with Jacob Doty, while I’ve played against Mike Embach and Adam Brace so there are familiar faces.
“When we spoke, I liked where John was coming from and he seems to kind of guy that will tell you exactly how it is.
“He just finished playing so it’ll be great to have a coach that’s been through it and I think he’ll be good for us.
“I want to come over and help Braehead win games. From what I know, they are one of the bigger teams and I look forward to being part of that.”
Shattock’s career has been in North America, playing in the AHL as well as the ECHL over the last seven years.
Last season saw him begin his 2016/17 campaign with Kalamazoo Wings, where he was captain then on to the Aces.
Across the season, he made 72 appearances, scoring 14 and assisting in another 25 between the two clubs as he prepares for his first step away from North America.
Head coach Tripp says Shattock’s leadership qualities was a bonus to him and revealed he was a player that was top of his list.
He said: “We were looking at various players and Tyler’s name was at the top of a list. He’s a big centreman that can shoot right and a player that can help our team.
“Tyler’s experience and leadership was a bonus to me when I looked into bringing him to the team. Players like that are hard to unearth and it’s an extra element that will be good for us.
“We still need a couple more centres and getting someone like Tyler, with the qualities he has, is not something that is easy to come by so we’re pleased to get him.
“As for the rest of the recruitment, it’s going well and we’ve been in talks with people. We’re still looking to add, but it’s coming together now.”