16th of May 2019
Klejna Returns for Second SeasonSlovakian overseas player Michal Klejna returns for a second season in the Herd uniform as exclusively revealed earlier today in the Basingstoke Gazette.
Klejna completes the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison overseas roster for the 2019 / 20 season and will once again ice alongside Richard Bordowski as our two overseas players.
31 year old, 6’1” tall Michal posted 57 points last term (23 goals and 34 assists) and was voted Forward of the Year at the End of Season awards.
He previously iced for French 2 side Cholet and prior to that for La Rocje Sur Yon and 3 seasons with Mulhouse. He has also played in Czech leagues HK 36 Skalica, HC Chrudim and HC Parudice and spent 2 seasons in the OHL with the Brampton Battalion. Michal also represented Slovakia in the World Junior championships at U18 level.
On re-signing for the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison Michal commented, “Ash and Tony know very well what they needed to do, last season we had a great group pf players and they are starting to put together an awesome group of people, that can win a lot. Its an exciting time for the Bison and I want to be part of this group - Together Everyone Achieves More”.
Coach Tait commented on capturing Michal’s signature for a second season commented, “Bringing Michal back was a must for the club. Once he settled in last year, I thought he was great for us game in game out. He has leads by example and is an impact player that has the ability to change a game and that's what you need from your imports. I know I’ve got a guy that can be a leader whatever the situation is on the ice”.
192 lbs, Michal who shoots left, will wear once again wear Jersey number 26 for the Bison and his and his home and away jerseys will be available shortly through our ever popular ‘Own and Loan’ scheme.