Joey Martin is Cardiff Devils captain. The Canadian forwarded, nicknamed the GOAT (Greatest of all-time) by fans), will wear the C for 2019-20.
This is the sixth season in Cardiff for the 31-year-old from Thorold, Ontario, who has been an alternate captain for the Devils since the 2016 and takes over the role following Jake Morissette’s retirement..
Martin has been voted a first team Elite League All-Star in each of his five seasons, winning EIHL Forward of the Year three times and twice picking up the EIHL Player of the Year.
The announcement was made by managing director Todd Kelman after Devils open training evening at the Viola Arena and Martin said: “It’s such an honour for me. An honour to wear Devils badge and I never take it for granted.
“To be nominated team captain is special and means a lot to me.
“I learned a lot from Jake (Morissette) and Marshy (Tyson Marsh) and I’m just so excited about the upcoming season. We have a really talented team this year and everyone is really motivated.
“The new guys have bought into the culture we’ve built here straightaway and we are just excited to get going.”
The Devils are in action for the first time this weekend against Fehervar AV19 from Hungary with back to back home games Saturday (7 pm) & Sunday (6 pm). Tickets can be booked HERE
Cardiff Devils recruitment
Signings: (22 players announced – 14 imports, 8 British – maximum 14 imports can ice in any one EIHL game):
Head coach: Andrew Lord
Netminder: Ben Bowns, Thomas Murdy, Jordan Lawday.
Defence: Sean McMonagle (import), Mark Richardson, Mark Louis (import), Gleason Fournier (import), Bryce Reddick (import), Sam Jardine (import)
Forwards: Sean Bentivoglio (import), Masi Marjamaki (import), Blair Riley (import), Stephen Dixon (import), Matthew Myers, Matt Pope (import), Mike McNamee (import), Sam Duggan, Joey Martin (import), Joey Haddad (import), Charles Linglet (import), Josh Batch, Toms Rutkis.
Cardiff Devils pre-season and Champions League schedule:
Saturday 10 Cardiff Devils v Fehervar (Viola Arena, Cardiff Bay, 7pm)
Sunday 11: Cardiff Devils v Fehervar (Viola Arena, Cardiff Bay, 6pm)
Saturday 17: Nottingham Panthers v Cardiff Devils (in Nottingham, 7pm)
Sunday 18 Cardiff Devils v Nottingham Panthers (Viola Arena, Cardiff Bay, 6pm)
Sunday 25 Cardiff Devils V MAC Budapest (Viola Arena, Cardiff Bay, 6pm)
Friday 30 Cardiff Devils v Mountfield HK (Champions Hockey League fixture, Viola Arena, 7.30pm)
Sunday 1 Cardiff Devils v Graz 99ers (Champions Hockey League fixture, Viola Arena, 6pm)
Thursday 5 Mountfield HK v Cardiff Devils (Champions Hockey League fixture, 5pm)
Saturday 7 Graz 99ers v Cardiff Devils (Champions Hockey League fixture, 6.15pm)
Tuesday 8 Frolunda Indians v Devils (Champions Hockey League fixture, 5pm)
Tuesday 15 Devils v Frolunda Indians (Champions Hockey League fixture, Viola Arena, 7.30pm)
Single game tickets for pre-season and Champions Hockey League matches are now available along with the even-game ticket pack.
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