Kölner Haie also bring defender Austin from Finland

Looking for reinforcements for the new season in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL), the Kölner Haie found what they were looking for in Finland.

The eight-time champions signed Canadian defender Brady Austin from Finnish champions Tappara Tampere on Tuesday. The 29-year-old has signed a one-year contract.

“Brady is a physically present two-way defender who will strengthen our defence, but has also shown again and again that he can play his part offensively,” said coach Uwe Krupp, who knows the Canadian from his time in the Czech Extraliga .

On Monday, the Haie announced the signing of Canadian striker Nick Baptiste from Ilves Tampere.

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