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11/08/2017

Jim Vandermeer To Return To Belfast Giants For Third Season

The Belfast Giants have confirmed that defenceman Jim Vandermeer is to return for a third season.

Head Coach Adam Keefe has also appointed Vandermeer as a Player/Assistant Coach for the 2017/18 season, joining Brandon Benedict on the coaching team.

The Canadian has played 482 NHL games in total for the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks.
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Keefe said: "I am excited to bring Jim Vandermeer back to Belfast. I know our fans love his style of play and the size he adds to our blueline.

"Jim brings a lot of NHL experience to our locker room and he will be a great fit for the Player/Assistant Coach role."

(CD)



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