The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the addition of Liam Reddox, forward, for the 20th anniversary season.
Reddox joins the Giants following eight seasons with Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Elite League – winning the national championship in 2014/15 as well as 2017/18 when he captained the side.
The native of Whitby, Ontario in Canada spent three full seasons with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes before being selected by the Edmonton Oilers in round 4, 112th overall, of the 2004 NHL entry draft.
Reddox spent his first professional season in the ECHL with Oilers affiliate the Stockton Thunder before moving up to the AHL with the Springfield Falcons – where he earned his first call up and made his NHL debut on 7th December 2008.
The 33 year old iced for the Edmonton Oilers in each of the following three seasons, posting six goals and 18 assists, good for 24 points in 100 NHL games.
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In 2011, Reddox signed an initial one year contract with the Växjö Lakers and then stayed in Sweden until the end of last season, collecting two championships along the way. Reddox’s totals in the Swedish Elite League are 72 goals and 78 assists, good for 150 points in 386 games.
Reddox can boast five seasons of Champions Hockey League experience, helping his Växjö Lakers side to the Semi-Finals in 2016/17 and the final in 2017/18.
Liam Reddox spoke with Patrick Smyth, A View From The Bridge, official podcast of the Giants:
“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. 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 #85.”