Derrick Walser is new Belfast Giants coach

Adam Keefe
Adam Keefe

Derrick Walser has joined the Belfast Giants as player-coach.

He has signed a two-year contract with the Elite League side and takes over the coaching from Steve Thornton.

As part of a management restructure, Thornton will be concentrating on his job as Head Of Hockey Operations.

Former Giants Rob Stewart, Shane Johnson, Brandon Benedict are on the backroom team with captain Adam Keefe.