Elite League: Cardiff Devils sign defenceman Mark Louis

Mark Louis
Mark Louis has spent his entire professional career in the American Hockey League

Cardiff Devils have signed Canadian defenceman Mark Louis.

Louis, 29, has joined from East Coast Hockey League side Orlando Solar Bears having also played for Portland Pirates.

He has played nearly 200 games in the American Hockey League.

"He is a big tough defensive defenceman, but the thing that we really noticed was his skating ability," player-coach Andrew Lord said.

"He plays forward as well, but we have signed him as a defenceman.

"We needed some size and toughness back there to compliment the unit we have put together."