Coventry Blaze sign Swedish forward Peter Nylander

Peter Nylander
Peter Nylander has played in the Russian and Swedish Elite Leagues

Coventry Blaze have signed veteran Swedish forward Peter Nylander and have allowed British defenceman David Phillips to join a Danish club.

The 36-year-old last played for Czech club HC Litvinov and is set for his Blaze debut against Nottingham Panthers this weekend.

Head coach Paul Thompson said: "I want a guy who's going to help the young guys understand what it takes.

"His pedigree is higher than anybody that's currently in our team."

Thompson told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire the approach from Denmark for David Phillips was timely.

"I always said to David from day one that if someone came in from Europe I wouldn't stand in his way," he said.

"He has a great opportunity to go and play for a top team in Europe and I have the opportunity to shake the bag because I think offensively is where I need a bit more scoring and creativity."

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