Jon Pelle has completed his move from Cardiff Devils to the Belfast Giants.
The forward scored 55 goals in 62 appearances for the Giants' Elite League rivals last season and will bring quality to the Belfast roster.
Pelle previously played for Rapid City Rush in the Central Hockey League and Harvard University and also spent a season in Denmark.
Giants coach Doug Christiansen has also added American defenceman Tom Dignard to his squad for next season.
Christiansen was frustrated in his attempts to bring Great Britain player Ben O'Connor on board for next season.