EIHL NEWS: BRITAIN’S COVENTRY BLAZE SECURES ANOTHER NHL PLAYER IN MATT BELESKEY ***UPDATE – TOM SESTITO SIGNS WITH SHEFFIELD***
As per the EIHL, the Coventry Blaze have secured NHLer Matt Beleskey for the duration of the lockout, bringing the number of NHLers in Britain to three – Anthony Stewart and Drew Miller have already signed with Nottingham and Braehead, respectively. The 24 year old Beleskey is much like those two players in that he is a role player in the NHL, who plays limited minutes (a little over 10 minutes per game), although Beleskey plays virtually no special teams time. He had 4 goals and 15 points this past year, and has 43 total points in 167 games, all with the Anaheim Ducks. He’ll likely be a very good EIHLer as he’s a very good AHLer, so good on the Coventry Blaze for securing his services.
Courtesy of Corey Pronman on Twitter, Tom Sestito of the Philadelphia Flyers organisation has also signed with the Sheffield Steelers of the EIHL. Sestito is a borderline NHLer, more of a goon than an actual hockey player who probably spends more time in the Penalty Box than on the ice, although he has shown to be a pretty good AHL player, so maybe he does pretty well.