The Reign announced their first rookie signing of the 2011 summer class Tuesday, Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman Adrian Van de Mosselaer.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound defenseman figures to throw a few punches in Ontario. He led the Oil Kings with 137 penalty minutes in the regular season and tacked on 15 more in four playoff games. Van de Mosselaer could do more than fight in the Western Hockey League —
his seven goals last season led all Edmonton defensemen, a group that included a first-round NHL draft pick in Mark Pysyk.
The Kelowna, BC native served as an assistant captain in 2010-11. Two YouTube clips of his fights are below: