The Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Evan Cheverie for the 2013/14 Elite League Season. Evan played an integral part in the Giants’ 2008/09 and 2009/10 seasons, helping the organisation to the Challenge Cup, Knock-Out Cup and the 2010 Playoff Championship, in which Cheverie scored the winning penalty shot to secure the Championship.
The 2013/14 campaign will be Cheverie’s fourth season playing in the Elite League as he led the Coventry Blaze in scoring with 52 points during the 2005/06 season. His last season in Belfast was Cheverie’s most successful of his pro career, averaging well over a point per game in the Elite League, finishing with 35 goals and 55 assists, good for 90 points.
Since that famous game winning goal in the Playoff Final in 2010, ‘Chevy‘ has spent the past three seasons playing in Europe, two in Norway with Lillehammer and last season in France with Morzine-Avoriaz, averaging over a point per game each season.
Giants Head Coach Paul Adey had this to say on Cheverie’s return:
“This is a great signing for us. Evan is a great fit for this organisation and having already played here before, I know he will be able to adjust quickly. Cheverie is a proven scorer and gives us some more size offensively. What I like most about Cheverie is that he scores goals in the big games and I know how important his offensive contribution will be to the team next season.”
Evan is currently enjoying the off-season at his home in Canada with his family but is looking forward to getting back to Belfast for a third year:
“I am thrilled to be part of the Giants organisation yet again. Having listened to Paul Adey and getting an understanding of what he believes the organisation can accomplish, I’m eager to get the season started. I am looking forward to winning yet more trophies with the Giants and I believe we will have the team to do it!”
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) June 11, 2013