Coventry Blaze have secured the services of American winger Luke Fulghum ahead of the 2009/10 season.
The 29-year-old joins Blaze from Manchester Phoenix, who have dropped out of the Elite League.
Fulghum said: "I'm really excited to be returning to the UK for another season in the Elite League.
"I believe that we are going to be a very talented team and we have a great chance to contend for some silverware this upcoming season."
In his 67 matches for Phoenix, Fulghum smashed in 34 goals and notched up a further 50 assists.
Blaze coach Paul Thompson has already drafted in other new players like Greg Owen, Greg Chambers and Brian Lee as he looks to avoid a second successive season without silverware.
Fulghum continued: "It will be great to play with some of the guys that I played against last season and I'm looking forward to playing with my old team-mate from Stockton, Brian Lee.
I'm really excited to be returning to the UK for another season in the Elite League
"It should be an interesting season ahead and I really believe that with the line-up that Paul Thompson is putting together, the fans in Coventry should be really excited.
"I'm looking to make a big contribution to the team next season. I feel I'm strong, both on scoring and on moving the puck around and I hope that this can help get the team back to a title-winning level.
"I think I had a good season in Manchester on a sixth-place team so by moving up the table to Coventry, I'm looking to contribute even more."