2023-24 Signing Alert – Harry Cloutman

Cloutman commits to Solent

Tonight, the Solent Devils can confirm that Defenceman Harry Cloutman has committed to the club for the 2023-24 season.

The former Junior Devils will continue on a two way with the NIHL 2 team as well as continue his coaching role with the second team.

Speaking on his return Cloutman spoke of his decision to sign again

“I’m really happy to be signing again, there is such a good chemistry in the room that it just makes you want to come back. I’m excited for the coming season and the challenge it brings”.

Cloutman who iced 25 times last season had a season ending injury after Christmas but is determined to come back stronger

“After my season was cut short it was hard knowing that in some of the games missed there was something I may have been able to add. I’m looking to come back strong this year and make up for the time lost.”

Speaking on his split role, the left-handed defenceman is looking forward to the additional responsibility

“I’ve been coaching the Junior club for the past 4 years it’s very rewarding watching the upcoming players develop through the ages. Last season my role as a coach took over some more of my time coaching the NIHL2 Solent team, I really enjoy coaching at that level. I just like to use the knowledge that I’ve gained from the Devils when coaching, which does also give me time to develop more of an understanding of what needs to be happening at all times.”

Speaking on his return, head coach Alex Murray spoke of his importance

“Harry is certainly experienced beyond his years. He is incredibly valuable not only on the ice but off it as well. He understands the game very well and we coach together a lot , meaning he can pass on vital information if I’m on the ice”.

Harry will continue to wear the #18 jersey and will be sponsored by Morgan’s Barbers again this season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued support.

If you are intersested in sponsoring any of the players shirts this season please get in touch with Kerry at devilssupporters@outlook.com