Ice Hockey: Hand returns to club roots in Edinburgh
Tuesday 15 July 2003
Tony Hand, the former Great Britain international, is returning to his Edinburgh roots after agreeing to join the Capitals as player-coach.
Hand, 35, began at the club as a 13-year-old in 1982 before becoming the first British-trained player to be drafted in the National Hockey League when he was a 12th-round pick by Edmonton Oilers in 1986.
After 13 seasons in Edinburgh, he has since played for Sheffield Steelers, Ayr Scottish Eagles and Dundee Stars, where he spent the last two years as player-coach.
Hand, who made more than 50 appearances for Britain and has registered 3,568 points throughout his career, said: "Although I've spent eight years at other clubs, I always wanted to return to Edinburgh.
"Director Scott Neil has done a great job in rebuilding the club and he's putting a competitive squad together for this season.
"I had opportunities to join other clubs, but this decision was important for me and my family's future. I'm confident we can continue to take this club forward."
Latest in Sport
Chelsea vs Tottenham combined XI: Hugo Lloris or Thibaut Courtois? Willian or Christian Eriksen? Who makes the final cut?
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Eden Hazard exclusive interview - All is rosy in the garden of Eden
Arsenal vs Monaco: Theo Walcott 'involved in spat' with fans after Champions League defeat
Carl Frampton vs Chris Avalos; Tyson Fury vs Christian Hammer; Dmitry Chudinov vs Chris Eubank Jr - boxing on TV this weekend
Robbie Savage avoids driving ban - because he would get 'accosted' too much if he had to use public transport
- 1 Forget 'The Dress': Here are five of the biggest news stories you might have missed
- 2 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 5 Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
£9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This role is based within a small family run ...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Design and marketing agenc...
£46000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This property investment firm are lookin...
£18000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company specialises provid...