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Tyler Soy back for more as Belfast Giants bring in Darik Angeli and David Gilbert

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Tyler Soy has agreed to stay on with the Belfast Giants

Tyler Soy has agreed to stay on with the Belfast Giants

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Tyler Soy has agreed to stay on with the Belfast Giants

The Belfast Giants have added to their forward ranks for the new season by bringing in wingers Darik Angeli and David Gilbert, with centre Tyler Soy returning for a second season.

Angeli makes the move to the defending Elite League and Challenge Cup champions from ECHL side the Florida Everblades, while Gilbert jumps across the water after a season with French side Rouen.

Meanwhile, Soy is the 12th player announced to be returning from last year’s double-winning team, with the Canadian centre coming off a season where he scored 17 goals and 37 points in 68 games.

The 25-year-old British Columbia native scored a vital goal in the Challenge Cup Final, grabbing the Giants’ first as they fought back from 2-0 down to defeat the Cardiff Devils in overtime at the SSE Arena.

Colorado native Angeli will bring plenty of experience after seven seasons in North America, split between the AHL and ECHL, and joins off the back of a Kelly Cup-winning season.

After starting the season with the Kansas City Mavericks, he was traded to Florida where he helped them to the Kelly Cup.

Gilbert, meanwhile, will be the most experienced player on the Giants’ roster this season in terms of European experience having played in France, Hungary and the Czech Republic over the past six seasons.

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