The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the arrival of Paul Swindlehurst. The 25 year old 6’4” defenceman joins the Giants after helping Team GB earn promotion to Pool A following their second successive gold medal.
The signing of Swindlehurst was announced on the latest episode of A View From The Bridge, the official podcast of the Giants. Click here to listen to the all new episode or subscribe with iTunes for automatic download of all AVFTB episodes!
Swindlehurst, from Blackrod in England, becomes the 195th Giant and joins Jim Vandermeer and Mark Garside on the blueline for the 2018/19 Elite League season.
The defenceman spent the previous two seasons with the Manchester Storm and helped the side to the Patton Conference title last season.
Previously, Swindlehurst had spells with the Nottingham Panthers and Dundee Stars in the Elite League. In 2014 Paul earned a call-up to the rookie squad for the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks.
Swindlehurst spent the Summer of 2016 with the Sydney Ice Dogs where he led the league in scoring for defencemen.
New signing Paul Swindleurst spoke with Patrick Smyth, A View From The Bridge Podcast (full interview below), on his arrival in Belfast:
“Everything Adam Keefe said were the right things for me. I wanted a change, new scenery and I wanted a challenge.”
“Adam Keefe wants to work with me and help my game. From speaking to other players, I know that Keefer helps young guys get better. I want to build my game, improve and become the best player I can be and through Adam Keefe and the Belfast Giants, I believe that is possible.”