Hockey / RUSSELL TIES UP WILSON FOR CLAN DEFENCE

RUSSELL TIES UP WILSON FOR CLAN DEFENCE

Date:  Source: Elite Ice Hockey League

Glasgow Clan coach Pete Russell says new defenceman Tyson Wilson has good two-way attributes that can make him an asset.

 

The 27-year-old is the third signing for the club inside a week, following on from the captures of Matt Beca and Brendan Connolly.


And Russell spoke of what Wilson, signed from ECHL side Brampton Beast, can bring to his team in the new season.

 

"Tyson skates really well, has an offensive upside, is good defensivley and plays hard in key areas," Russell said.

 

"He has high compete levels, a big body that he uses well and can log good minutes plus he can play in all situations and has good poise on the power play. 

 

“Tyson makes good plays, won’t throw the puck away and is an intelligent player which is exactly what we were looking for. 

 

“This addition adds good depth in talent to our defence core with his ability to play on either side with a lot of confidence.”

 

Wilson has made 78 appearances in the last two seasons, with Beast and Tulsa Oilers, where he spent the 2016-17 campaign.

 

He becomes Glasgow’s 18th signing of the summer as Russell begins to add the finishing touches to what will be his first team since taking over from John Tripp in April.

 

During his stay in Glasgow, Wilson will also study with Glasgow Caledonian University, which helped in sealing the deal.

 

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