Edinburgh Capitals would like to thank German import defenceman, Alex Christian for his services to the club last season.
Alex has decided to take up a job offer away from hockey back in his homeland of Munich, Germany, and unfortunately will not re-sign for the upcoming 2023-24 SNL campaign.
Last season Alex was a key part of our defensive unit and finished the season with 10 goals, 12 assists for 22 points from 23 games. He went on to finish as our top points-scoring D-man.
Alex arrived in Edinburgh back in 2019 and signed with the Murrayfield Racers, eventually going on to win the NIHL North Cup. Due to the pandemic, he lost a couple of years playing hockey but returned last summer to sign with the Capitals.
The 29-year-old smooth skater was a great guy to have in the locker room and was really liked and respected by his teammates. He had this to say on his time in Edinburgh, “Playing in front of this huge and loud crowd has been truly outstanding. Edinburgh is definitely a hockey chapter I will never forget. Every Caps player can be very grateful to play in front of such a passionate crowd. The atmosphere at Murrayfield is something very special and I will really miss it. I wish the team all the success and any silverware to come their way as the fans really deserved some last season!”
Head Coach Steven Lynch said, “It’s always disappointing to lose a player of Alex’s quality but it was inevitable that once he had finished studying in Edinburgh, he would be moving on to start the next chapter in his life. He was given a great opportunity to become a lecturer at the University in his home city of Munich which he could never turn down.
During his time with the Capitals, he showed nothing but professionalism, was popular with all his teammates, and was a great person to be around. With that, I would like to wish all the very best to Alex in whatever he does in the future and hope that if he ever returns to Edinburgh, he drops into Murrayfield to say hi to everyone.
He will be a loss to the team, and no doubt will be missed, but we are working very hard behind the scenes and are hopeful we will be announcing his replacement very soon.”
Good luck Alex and hopefully we will see you back here in Edinburgh in some capacity one day.