Shier made 29 appearances for the Devils last season, scoring 2 goals and earning 10 assists. The young player brings his total career games to 49 with 3 goals and 12 assists.
“I’m really please to be back,” says Shier, “it was great to be part of a play off winning squad and to be just a point away from league champions as well. I think we showed our quality in depth last season, and I think we can do the same this year.”
Alex Murray, Devils head coach is happy to have Shier back.
“Dan is a great young player,” says Murray, “with lots of potential. Last season he earned the right to play for the Devils due to his hard work – and his performances with the U18s the previous year. Dan is a likeable character and brings good energy to our team.”
Murray looks back on the performances last season,
“Dan took a little while to find his feet, learn the systems and get up to speed with men’s hockey. Once he settled into the team he never let me down, standing up for his team mates as well, which is a unique trait!”
Looking to build on his performance from last year, Shier says
“I’ll certainly be pushing myself even harder to take myself to the next level, and I am thrilled that I’m getting the chance to further my hockey career with the Devils.”
Murray continues talking about Shier’s performances and is also looking to the new season.
“Dan needs to kick on from last season and push for a top nine position. He has bags of potential, and now he needs to implement that from practise to games to cement a spot hire up the order. I am confident that will happen, and that’s why I’m delighted Dan can continue his development with the Devils!”
Shier is excited to be heading in to the 2018/19 season, simply saying
“I’m looking forward to being back with the guys and getting the season going!”