Fife Flyers have unveiled the first of two signings this week - Chris Auger has joined from Fort Wayne Komets.
A second announcement is due on Thursday as the club moves close to completing its roster for the 2014-15 season.
Auger (26), hails from Belleville, Ontario, and is a former team-mate of Bobby Chaumont who confirmed his return to Flyers a few weeks ago.
They iced together in the Komets’ champiosnhip winning team of 2011-12.
The move to Kirkcaldy marks a European debut for Auger who was a sixth round 2006 NHL draft pick - 169th overall - of the Chicago Blackhawks.
His junior career started with Wellington Dukes in the OPJHL from 2003-06 before college and hockey with Umass-Lowell in the NCAA.
His pro career started in 2010 with CHL outfit Mississippi Riverkings where he notched 25 points in 42 games.
Auger then moved to Fort Wayne in the ECHL for the 2011-12 season.
Danny Stewart, described Auger as ‘‘an impact signing’’ adding: ‘‘Chris was a top five goalscorer in the ECHL last season and will provide us with another scoring threat up the middle.”
Todd Dutiaume, coach, added “We looked at our middle and wanted to find not only an offensively productive individual but also an all-round player who has been on a championship winning side in the past. I feel we’ve found that in Chris and I look forward to seeing him mix in with our returning wingers.”
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