Latvian defenceman Rihards Grigors joined the club from homeland team Zemgale. Rihards career has seen him have spells playing in Germany, Finland and Hungary in his career to date. At 24 years of age the 5ft 11 inch 185lb blue liner took up the option of a trial with the Capitals at the start of the season and after impressing was signed up for the 2016-17 campaign.
Edinburgh Capitals coach Michal Dobron said of the signing "We spoke with Rihards at the start of the season and agreed to a trial. I thought he did well and fitted in straight away with the team. He adds depth to the squad in defence and I'm glad to have him on board for the season"