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Reddox vows to give his all after completing the Giants' roster

 

Final addition: Liam Reddox
Final addition: Liam Reddox
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

Canadian winger Liam Reddox has insisted he'll do all his talking on the ice after being the final name confirmed for the Belfast Giants' roster.

The 33-year-old, who is a dual Scottish national, is the last man to agree to join the side for their 20th season as they aim to defend the Elite League and Challenge Cup titles.

"I have watched the Elite League for a while now. I got a call from Steve Thornton at the Giants and luckily we were able to work something out," said Reddox, who will make his debut in the exhibition game against Mora IK on August 17 at the SSE Arena. "I am really excited to get to Belfast and meet the team, staff as well as the fans.

"My priority is getting there, playing hard and winning trophies for the Giants. I am an energy guy and team first. I'm not scared to go to the hard areas and every night you will get 100% from No.85."

Reddox is one of the Elite League's signings of the summer having joined the Giants following an eight-year spell with Swedish giants Vaxjo Lakers, whom he captained for the past four seasons.

He can also boast 100 games in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, with whom he scored six goals and 24 points across four seasons, after being a fourth-round draft pick of the team back in 2004.

Having moved to Europe in 2011, the Ontario native led the Lakers to unprecedented success, joining the side in their first season after being promoted and scoring their first ever SHL goal, before going on to win two Championships with the team in 2015 and 2018.

With the Giants making their debut in the Champions Hockey League, Reddox's experience in the competition will also prove vital given he led Vaxjo to the semi-finals in 2017 and then the final in 2018.

In all, the left-winger made 420 appearances for the Lakers, scoring 79 goals and 164 points, while last season he netted five goals and eight points in 42 contests for the Swedish side.

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