The Swindon Wildcats are today delighted to be announcing the signing of former Edmonton Oilers draft pick, Robin Kovar. Robin joins the Wildcats following his departure from the Manchester Phoenix earlier on in the season, and will be in the line-up this coming weekend against the Telford Tigers.

Starting his career in the HC Vsetin junior system, Robin’s career led him to the WHL icing for two seasons with the Vancouver Giants. In 2003 Robin returned to the Czech Republic icing in the first, second and third divisions of Czech hockey. He joined HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas in Slovakia in 2008 where he posted 31 points in 51 games.

Following a spell in Holland and then spells back in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, current Manchester Phoenix head coach Tony Hand, came calling and he joined the Manchester Phoenix in
2013 where he has iced for the last four seasons.

Head Coach Aaron Nell was undoubtedly thrilled to get Robin in for the remainder of the season and had the following to say regarding his latest addition. “I’m delighted to be able to sign a player of Robin’s quality for the remainder of the season. It’s all happened very quickly since we found out about Mark’s injury but it’s an important move for the team to get back to full strength import wise.”

“Robin has played in this country for a while now so we know what we are getting. He’s really going to help us offensively; he’ll bring a lot of creativity to our line-up and really help our powerplay.”

“Robin gets the best out of the players around him and with Jan going back to D getting a right handed centre-man was important. It will give us a lot more options going forward”.

In 187 EPL league games, Robin has posted 291 points totalling 116 goals and 175 assists at an average of 1.56 points per game, as well as leading the league in scoring in the 15-16 season.

Nell added, “I know Robin is excited to get started and he’s going to be an important player for us for the rest of the season and in the playoffs”.


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