Belfast Giants: Elite League champions sign Pearce after Wronka departs

Patryk Wronka
Patryk Wronka netted six times for the Giants during his brief stay in Belfast

Elgin Pearce has joined the Belfast Giants after Polish forward Patryk Wronka was released from his contract by the Elite League champions.

Wronka, who posted six goals and 11 assists in 37 games since signing for the Giants in May, is set to move to a European side.

Pearce replaces Wronka and the 27-year-old Canadian forward makes the move from Dundee Stars.

He is available for Saturday's home league game against Cardiff Devils.

Pearce signing for the Scottish side during the off-season from the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads.

He has posted 12 goals and 13 assists, good for 25 points in 33 games played in the Elite League so far this season.

Elgin Pearce is set to make his Giants debut against the Devils this weekend
Elgin Pearce is set to make his Giants debut against the Devils this weekend

"I have been really impressed when I have played in Belfast with Dundee," Pearce told A View From The Bridge.

"The arena is world class and I am excited to finally be in Belfast."

"When I am playing gritty and with an edge - I play my best hockey. I am always look to spark either myself or my teammates with my game.

"I am looking to come in and show my offensive game and help put pucks in the back of the net."

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