Edinburgh Capitals have agreed terms with Slovak defenceman Tomas Valecko for the 2011-12 Elite League season.
Valecko,25, played for HK Spisska Nova Ves and HK Michalovce in his homeland last season.
"I am looking forward to coming to Edinburgh. I have heard good things about the city and team," he said.
General manager Neil Scott added: "As a great skater with good offensive skills, Tomas is expected to be one of our key players on the powerplay."