Cardiff Devils Confirmed Signings & Departures 2017/18

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  1. Chris

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    As we are now officially in the off season.. here we go with the Devils Confirmed signings and departures thread 2016/17 season.

    Key words "Confirmed"; "signings" and "departures" - if its not one of those.. it doesn't live here.

    Confirmed signings only here so no "heard it from a mate who knows a guys who's sister said" stuff, please post that stuff HERE

    For signings for all the other teams, use the thread HERE

    Coaching Staff
    Andrew Lord - Head Coach - Devils Website
    Jamie Elson - Assistant Coach - Devils Website


    Netminders



    Defence
    Mark Richardson (B) - Re-signed - Devils Website
    Craig Moore (B) - From Dundee Stars (EIHL) - Devils Website


    Forwards
    Andrew Lord (I) - 4th year of contract - Devils Website
    Joey Martin (I) - Re-signed - Devils Website


    Departures
    Guillaume Doucet (I) - To Milton Keynes (EIHL) - Lightning Website


    (B) - Brit
    (I) - Import
     
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  2. Bazza

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    First announcement midday tomorrow..... :)
     
  3. Chris

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    I'm sure it will be Joey Martin, to deflect away from the ridiculous league structure announcement!
     
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    Joey martin is back for another season
     
  7. Chris

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    Great start to the summer recruitment :D
     
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    Awesome players ,very happy with this
     
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    Excellent news and testament to how far the club have come that he didn't appear to even consider going anywhere else.
     
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    Joey Martin - the Real Deal. That is all. :D
     
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    Delighted. Doug McEwen (mark 2.0) is back
     
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    Lordo does say he hopes to bring in more firepower for #88 this year........ :D
     
  13. Chris

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    Videos with Martin & Lord :D



     
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    Delighted to see the announcement that probably the best all round player in the league decides to stay with us for another season.
    What does surprise me however is that this announcement has received so little response from our fan base !!
     
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    I think thats because everyone expected it anyway. Last 2 seasons announced first and the darling of the fans and he is very happy where he is. I wouldnt be surprised if he is on a multi year deal.
     
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    Also think the drip drip of one signing a week gets boring. On thus basis we will have 19 signed by 12 August!

    This off season is too short (in this sense only) this year

    This approach is no longer exciting. Fans want to see what the roster will look like in its totality.
     
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    Don't agree myself, I still think good things are worth waiting for, and for the last few seasons that has truly been the case. All teams play a little cat and mouse with each other, bit of gamesmanship and also sometimes it takes time to make sure you get exactly the right fit for your team. At one time in Cardiff announcements would be early to attract season ticket buyers, fortunately now that isn't the case, the incredible job our Owners, Managment, and Coaching staff have done to take this club to another level, means that we flock to renew the best sporting ticket in our City, and long may that continue. The announcment of Joey Martin says a thousand words about this special club, it says check this out guys, if this phenomenal player can't wait to return, how many others players are queuing for a piece of the action. A truly professional organisation will take its time, we want great players, and great players won't a place where they can be happy and successful, and guess what, I love this bit, that place is Cardiff. So for me releasing names of players will be worth waiting for, because I have 4 seats for the bestest sporting ticket in our beautiful city.
    HAPPY HOCKEY DAYS.
     
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    I like the one signing a week. It keeps the interest going throughout the summer and is something to look forward.

    Perhaps there has been a lack of excitement on here, but not on social media. In this day and age you don't need to post on a forum to say how happy you are a player has re-signed, you can tweet them directly.

    Having Joey Martin back is brilliant. I know we get accused of going OTT on how good our players are, but it's impossible to do that with Joey. You get skillful players, you get hard working players, but it's rare you get someone who does both to such a high level.
    It was a joy watching Joey in his first season with us and I was absolutely gobsmacked he returned instead of moving on to a top European league. I thought we might lose him last summer but hoped he might come back for unfinished business and he did.
    He could easily have decided that this summer would be the ideal time to move on having won the treble, but he's quickly decided he wants to stay.

    And that's the most exciting part of this re-signing. He hasnt signed because he wants to use it as a stepping stone to Europe. He hasn't signed because he wants to do a MBA for one year before retiring. He hasn't signed because it's late in the summer and options are low. He hasn't signed because he has unfinished business.

    He's signed because he loves it in Cardiff and wants to play in Cardiff. If that's the mentality of someone like Joey Martin then we really do have a great future ahead of us.
    Hopefully Joey continues to play for us for many seasons to come. And if he does I'd be very surprised if we don't see the C on his shirt at some point.
     
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  19. august04

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    And his jersey hanging from the rafters too I hope in time. He's streets ahead of anyone else in this league. I'd pay money to watch his stick handling/puck control drills in warmup (seriously, if you haven't noticed before when he's on his own working with the puck, take a look next time)!
     
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    Genuinely can't think of a more rounded player we've ever had than Joey Martin. He ticks every single box; goals, assists, works unbelievably hard, back checks, blocks shots, can play physical, fans adore him, humble, penalty kills, runs the powerplay, a leader, wins faceoffs, doesn't take stupid penalties, respected throughout the league.

    He literally does everything, and I can't think of anyone else who has done that for us.
     

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