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Swiss, Devesvre Signed

08/30/2018 12:33 PM -

Knoxville, TENN. (30 August 2018) – Head Coach Jeff Carr and the Knoxville Ice Bears announced Thursday the signing of Swiss defenseman Thomas Devesvre for the 2018-2019 season.

Devesvre, 22, from Porrentruy, Switzerland, joins the Ice Bears after three strong seasons in the Swiss League (NLB). Despite his youth, Thomas has already made a reputation as a disciplined, hard-working defenseman; he has played for highly competitive teams, and against some of the most elite players of the NLB and NLA.

“Devesvre is an in-your-face kind of player,” Carr said of his newest signee. “He isn’t running around looking for a fight, but his speed, positioning, and active stick make him a guy to watch out for – he’s far beyond his years, skills-wise.”

The 2018-2019 Ice Bears roster is chockfull of large, menacing skaters and the skill set Devesvres brings to the table will only bolster the strength of Knoxville’s team. The eighth defenseman signed this off-season, Deversvre will certainly have to prove his value in training camp, which begins on October 5th.

ABOUT The Knoxville Ice Bears: The Knoxville Ice Bears organization began in 2002 and was an inaugural charter member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) in 2004. As four-time SPHL Champions, the Ice Bears are an experienced and established organization, offering the city and its’ visitors a balanced product of highlight-reel hockey, unique and exciting intermission activity and endless fan interaction, presenting the most affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy sports and entertainment.

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About Icebears

The Knoxville Ice Bears organization began in 2002 and was an inaugural charter member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) in 2004. As four-time SPHL Champions, the Ice Bears are an experienced and established organization, offering the city and its visitors a balanced product of highlight-reel hockey, unique and exciting intermission activity and endless fan interaction, presenting the most affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy sports and entertainment.

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