HEAD coach Danny Stewart said it was an easy decision to snap up new forward Charles Corcoran, after he put pen-to-paper to sign for the Blaze.
The 24-year-old arrives from Elite League rivals Dundee Stars, after an impressive first season in the professional game in which he fired home 16 goals and laid on 36 assists for a combined 52 points for his side in 60 regular season appearances last term.
Corcoran had initially signed with French team Lyon for the forthcoming season, but, after becoming aware that he was set for limited game time in Ligue Magnus, the American decided to return to the UK with Coventry.
He first made his name in the NCAA while at Brown University, scoring 54 points in all in 110 appearances.
Stewart said the signing was well worth the wait, and is hopeful that the Connecticut native can continue his progression at the Skydome Arena this campaign.
“We have been very patient in finding our last centre,” he said.
“It was important we added some speed and playmaking ability to our line-up.
“When Charles became available, we jumped right on it – he skates very well and plays hard on both sides of the puck.
“In the 2nd half of last season he elevated his game and was one of the more productive forwards in the league, he’s another young player with plenty of upside and we are looking for him to have a big season with us.”