Oct 9, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT
The Elite Ice Hockey League continues to reap lockout rewards.
“I am excited to be on my way over,” Beleskey told the team website. “I had been trying to find my way overseas to play and luckily enough a friend of my dad’s was able to put me in contact with Coventry.
“I was excited about the opportunity and very happy it’s worked out.”
Beleskey, 24, has spent his entire professional career in the Anaheim organization, appearing in a career-high 70 games last season and posting a career-high 11 assists. The former Belleville Bulls standout is in the final season of a two-year, $1.475 million deal signed with the Ducks in 2011.
In Coventry, he’ll play alongside another guy with NHL experience. Former Canucks winger Brad Leeb made the jump to the EIHL this season after spending five years in the German league, and already has 11 points through nine games.
- WATCH LIVE: Today’s Stanley Cup playoff action 2
- Crosby joining Team Canada at Worlds 15
- Here’s your Stanley Cup playoff TV schedule for today 12
- One more time, with feeling: Flames stage yet another comeback, eliminate Vancouver 24
- Keith conquers: Blackhawks come back, eliminate Predators 49
- Red Wings smother Lightning, take 3-2 series lead 22
- Going the distance: Isles edge Caps to force Game 7 42
- WATCH LIVE: Today’s Stanley Cup playoff action 6
- Lucic issues statement on father’s passing 10
- Hall caught off guard by Oilers’ front office shuffle 19
- Too little, too late: Rangers stifle Penguins for 2-1 series lead (114)
- It’s Done: Rangers eliminate Penguins in overtime (108)
- Bettman under fire after saying ‘Katy Perry’ chant wasn’t sexist (92)
- Okposo blasts ‘idiot’ Wilson after physical outing versus Isles (82)
- Preds, Forsberg finally solve Darling, push series to Game 6 (76)