Ice Hockey: Cardiff Devils sign former NHL player David Brine

David Brine holds a Croatian passport and currently captains the Croatian national team
David Brine holds a Croatian passport and currently captains the Croatian national team

David Brine is the latest forward to sign with Cardiff Devils for 2016-17.

The 31-year-old from Nova Scotia, who played nine NHL games with Florida Panthers during 2006-07, played with Lowen Frankfurt in Germany last season and scored 23 points in 41 games.

He has also played for Medvescak Zagreb and had spells in Asia and Denmark.

"Brine is a two-way centerman who is great on face-offs and very defensively responsible," said Devils player-coach Andrew Lord.

"He has been a captain on a number of his teams, including the national team."

It has been a busy summer for the Welsh side who also recently signed forward Layne Ulmer and Sean Bentivoglio.

Brothers Andrew and Scott Hotham and defenceman Mark Louis have agreed to switch to Cardiff too, while Matthew Myers, Luke Piggott, Zach Hervato and Chris Culligan also return to Wales.

The Devils have also held on to Chris Jones, Jake Morissette, Ben Bowns, Mark Richardson, Joey Martin and Josh Batch.

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