THE Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats have completed their final signing of the summer with the acquisition of Czech forward Emil Svec.

Svec has put pen to paper for the upcoming season after spending the last two years in Poland with Podhale Nowy Targ.

During his spell with Podhale, the 27-year-old notched 75 points in 91 games. In the season before moving to Podhale, Svec iced for Cracovja Krakow and posted 27 points in 42 league games.

The Czech’s career began in his home country where he came through the ranks at HC Ceske Budejovice, icing at U16, U18, and U20 levels.

In 2015, Svec made the decision to leave the Czech Republic and move to the Slovakian Extraliga where he spent three years at MsHK Zilinia before a brief spell in Germany with EV Moosburg in 2017-18.

After a summer of searching, Wildcats head coach Aaron Nell was thrilled to have finally got his man.

Speaking to club media, Nell said: “I’m over the moon to be welcoming Emil to the club. We’ve spoken a lot this summer and I know how excited he is to get going with us. He’s a big forward and someone who I expect to have a big impact with his.

“His numbers in Poland have been impressive for someone of his size, and he’s got a good shot on him. Initially I think he’ll slot into our lineup alongside Eddie and CJ and I think that’ll be a really strong line for us.

“I’m really looking forward to working with him and I know the Wildcats fans will give him a big welcome.”

After signing for his new team, Svec said: “I’m very happy and glad that I’ll be playing this season in the UK. It has been a goal of mine to come to the UK and play. My dream has come true and I can’t wait to get to Swindon.

“I have only heard good things about the league because some friends have played here before. I want to help the team win some trophies and I believe we will be successful.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know Swindon and I can’t wait to greet the fans.”

The Wildcats’ season is set to get underway on September 4 with a friendly against Leeds Knights.