Belfast Giants complete summer signings by capturing Brock Matheson.

Brock Matheson

Belfast Giants have completed their summer signings with the acquisition of 25-year-old defender Brock Matheson.

Canadian-born Matheson is a left shot defender and will wear the number two shirt in the coming season.

During his first professional season with Californian club Stockton Thunder last year, he earned a call-up to the American Hockey League Rochester.

Matheson will make his debut in the pre-season game against Tilburg Trappers at the Odyssey on 1 September.

Giants boss Doug Christiansen said:"Brock does not have numbers that are going to jump off the page but he plays a role that we need.

"Brock loves one on one battles. He blocks shots, hits and competes every night.

"His defensive style of play would be similar to former Giants Nick Kuiper and Tim Cook who were both valuable pieces on very successful teams here in Belfast".