SIGNING: Shoup stops for Clan stint
The Glasgow Clan, sponsored by Aspray Glasgow West, are delighted to announce the signing of American defenceman Tim Shoup.
The 26-year-old joins the club from ECHL side Indy Fuel, who are coached by former Edinburgh Capitals Doug Christiansen.
And Shoup revealed Christiansen and some of his former team-mates sold him on the move to the UK.
“I haven’t spent much time in Europe so I’m excited to be coming over, meeting the fans and having some fun,” Shoup said.
“I played with a few guys who have played in the UK and they played a big part in my decision to come over, telling me about their experience of Glasgow.
“My coach, Doug, knows all about Glasgow too, from his time coaching in the Elite League, plus knows Malcolm Cameron which helped get my foot in the door.
“He really helped me and my career going forward and he loved it over in the UK and told me to travel, if I get the chance.
“Malcolm sold it really well and I know a couple of guys who played under him in the past. They couldn’t speak highly enough of him so that definitely swung it.”
Shoup turned professional in 2018 after leaving Dartmouth College, where he played over 100 games in the NCAA.
He joined Manchester Monarchs in the ECHL, where Christiansen coached and followed him to Indiana a year later, where he spent the next two seasons and played in 118 games, scoring six goals and picking up 25 assists.
Shoup is a player described as a no-nonsense style of defenceman and someone Clan’s head coach Malcolm Cameron was keen to have aboard.
“Doug recommended Tim very highly to me and is a guy who can play lots of minutes,” he said. “Tim’s versatile and can play well against other team’s top offensive lines.
“He can play on the penalty kill, plays a good pass and sees the ice very well. We’re very excited to add him to the Clan.”
Shoup is Clan’s 17th signing 2021/22 after Shane Starrett, Colin Campbell, Rodney Southam, Matt Haywood, Jordan McLaughlin, Mathieu Roy, Medric Mercier, Nolan LaPorte, Colton Yellow Horn, Jordan Buesa, Cody Sol, Mikko Vainonen, Jamie Crooks, Reece Cochrane, Guillaume Gauthier and Harry Ferguson.
He will wear the #77 jersey this season.