Bruton in, Trimm out as Weber rings the changes
Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are delighted to announce the signing of 29-year-old forward Chris Bruton.
The Canadian arrives from Elite League rivals Braehead Clan where so far this season he has posted 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points in 42 games.
Moving in the opposite direction will be 32-year-old winger Neil Trimm, who returns to Glasgow following 44 games in Coventry where he scored 7 goals, 28 assists for 35 points.
Prior to joining the Braehead Clan, Bruton played 200 games in the AHL, where he clocked up over 400 penalty minutes. In his latest AHL season, as Assistant Captain, he helped the Grand Rapid Griffins reach the Conference Finals.
Before that, the Calgary native also captained the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers as part of the New York Islander’s organisation, whom he played three NHL exhibition games for to start the 2013 season.
In advance of turning pro with the Alaska Aces (ECHL) and then Peoria Rivermen (AHL), Bruton’s leadership qualities had already shone through lifting the WHL Championship and CHL Memorial Cup as Captain of the Spokane Chiefs.
Bruton also spent three years in the CIS studying for a Bachelors degree at Acadia University where he was voted a rookie All-Star.
"We are excited to get Chris into the mix here. His physicality along with his skill set will fit into and compliment our group. He's another forward that plays direct and in between the dots." - Head Coach, Chuck Weber
On the departing Neil Trimm, Weber concluded:
"He is a great person and we wish him the best in Scotland."