Date:  Source: Elite Ice Hockey League

Braehead Clan coach Pete Russell admits he’s been monitoring latest signing Jack Musil for a while after snapping up the former GB Under 20’s player.

The 24-year-old is the newest member of Russell’s team for the 2018/19 and arrived after spending eight years in North America, more recently playing in NCAA with Endicott College.

And Russell outlined the attributes the forward has as he returns to the UK to begin his professional career in the Elite League.

“Jack is a big body, smooth skater, good skills and has a strong hockey IQ,” Russell said.  “He’s very patient on the puck and brings others into the game. Jack has bags of talent and a strong work ethic.  

“During the past eight years, Jack has developed on and off the ice in North America and after finishing his NCAA career, he’s now ready to move into starting his professional career.

“He can beat you in so many ways with a variety of creative moves at different speeds. He is a very clever player.

“I have been monitoring Jack’s situation for a while after having him on the Great Britain Under 20’s National Team a few years back and he made a really positive impression on me.”

Musil becomes the eighth player to sign for the Clan for 2018/19, following the signings of Zack Fitzgerald, Scott Pitt, Michal Gutwald, Gerard Hanson, Craig Peacock, Matt Haywood and Zach Sullivan.

PHOTO: University of Maine