The Glasgow Clan, sponsored by Aspray Glasgow West, are delighted to announce the signing of Canadian offensive player Colton Yellow Horn.
The experienced 34-year-old, who has spent last eight years playing in various countries, including Japan, Czech Republic and Romania, plays on the left wing.
And he says coming to the UK was something we wanted to do as he sets his sights on helping Clan make history.
“The UK is a place I’ve wanted to come to for the last couple of years so everything worked out for me this year,” Yellow Horn said. “Having the later start works for me too so I’m excited to come.
“I love the game and it’s great to play the game you love. At 34, almost 35, I’m still able to play. I want to play as long as possible and hopefully there’s a few more years left in me.
“My main goal is to win a championship, obviously, but I have a few things I want to do when I come to Scotland, one of which is to travel around. I want to enjoy it and make some good connections.
The coach and I had a really good talk before I signed and I’m not only excited to work with him, but my team-mates as well and I can’t wait to meet the Purple Army too.”
Clan’s head coach Malcolm Cameron couldn’t speak any more highly of his new signing and is thrilled to add him to his team.
“I’m very happy to add Colton to our team. He’s a veteran guy, a real play producer and has had great success in Europe and in North America.
“Colton’s a real dynamic guy and been a top line player for every team he’s played with. I got to see him a number of times last year in the Erste Liga in Romania and he was a winner there.
“Colton has an NHL shot, he’s really patient with the puck and can play the sort of passes most players can’t do at this sort of level. It’s great to have him on board.”
Yellow Horn, who is a Blackfoot in the Piikani Nation tribe from Alberta, Canada, spent last season with Romania side, SC Csíkszereda where he made 50 appearances, scored 21 times and made 38 assists.
Prior to that, he played in Austria with Graz 99ers and had a short spell with HK Nitra in Slovakia the season before as he looks to add Scotland to his passport.
Yellow Horn also has Champions Hockey League experience, playing 10 games in the competition for Czech side HC Plazen and with Graz.
He is the ninth signing confirmed for the 2021/22 season after Shane Starrett, Colin Campbell, Rodney Southam, Matt Haywood, Jordan McLaughlin, Mathieu Roy, Medric Mercier and Nolan LaPorte.
Yellow Horn will wear the #13 jersey for the Clan next season.