ICE HOCKEY: Belfast Giants capture Michael Quesnele

The Stena Line Belfast Giants have announced the signing of Michael Quesnele for the new Elite League season.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 5th September 2016, 10:02 pm
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 11:16 pm
Michael Quesnele
Michael Quesnele

Quesnele - a 27 year old Defenceman- is from Ontario in Canada. He also Italian Citizenship and takes the Giants final EU spot on the lineup.

The Canadian will be familiar to Giants fans after spending the 2015/16 season with the Coventry Blaze - where Quesnele posted nine goals and 16 assists - good for 25 points in 60 games played.

Mike, who claimed the Blaze’s Annual Contribution to the Community Award, helped the team to a place in the 2016 Playoff Grand Final, before losing out to the Nottingham Panthers.

Prior to Quesnele’s time with Coventry, the 5’11” with a left shot, spent five seasons with Lakehead University.

During his time with Lakehead, Quesnele wore the ‘A’, earned two All-Star Awards and posted 27 goals and 68 assists, good for 95 points in 137 games played.

Quesnele will make his Giants debut on Saturday against the Fife Flyers at The SSE Aren,.

Steve Thornton said: “He skates well, competes hard and has offensive upside. We feel that he is a proven commodity in this league. This is a good signing.”