Stronger defence in the Den. Canadian forward Pascal Pelletier will make his KHL debut in Medvescak's jersey. Forward Bill Thomas remains in the Den for another season. Forward Brock Trotter coming for a one month tryout period.
Pascal Pelletier was born in 1993 in Labrador City (Newfoundland, Canada). He plays left wing, and signed his first professional contract in 2004-05 with the Louisiana IceGators (ECHL). That same season he played 11 games with the Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL). He debuted in the AHL in 2005-06 in the Providence Bruins' jersey, and in 2007-08 he made his debut in the NHL with the Boston Bruins. After Providence, he played for the Rockford IceHogs, Syracuse Crunch, Peoria Rivermen, Utica Comet (AHL), the Vancouver Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), and the NLA's Langnau.
"Pascal should be one of our key top six players this season. He is a highly offensive player. He is coming off a very good AHL season during which he was called up for three NHL games. Pascal's arrival was something we have been working hard on for a couple months and we were finally able to get him to commit. He had a lot of very good offers for this coming season, but he decided on us because he heard good thing about the club, the city, and about it being a great place for families", said Medvescak's athletics director Aaron Fox.
Brock Trotter was born in 1987 in Brandon (Manitoba, Canada). He plays left wing and center. During college he played for the University of Denver in the NCAA, and signed his first pro contract in 2007-08 with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. He has also played for the Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Portland Pirates and St. John's IceCaps (AHL), and Dinamo Riga (KHL).
''Brock is a really interesting player. He had some injury issues that have kept him off the ice for the last two, but he's only 27 years old and has worked very hard to keep himself in top shape during that time. He's been skating with a good group of players in Canada and the reports I am receiving are very positive. Before his injury Brock was an outstanding player at the AHL and KHL level, and I believe it's highly possible for him to get back to that level. If he turns out to be healthy and in good shape, then we will have someone with KHL experience. At the same time, if he doesn't meet expectations we can release him without any hard feelings from either side. He is very motivated to prove he can still play at a high level and is excited for the opportunity", said Medvescak's athletics director Aaron Fox.
Forward Bill Thomas played 58 KHL games with Medvescak last season, he scored 12 goals and made 20 assists, was the club's fourth best shooter by number of goals and number of points, and played an average of 16:35 minutes per game.