Glasgow Clan have announced the signing of Scottish forward Jordan Cownie for the new season.

The 26-year-old had a short spell with the Clan back in 2015, but returns with over 250 games experience in the Premier Sports Elite League.

Cownie admits he always thought he’d find his way back to Glasgow following his brief spell seven years ago.

“To get the deal over the line and knowing where I’m going to be playing is super exciting,” he said. “I’m very happy with my move to the Clan.

“From the day I left, I always felt the door was always open.  I always kept in touch with the club and it shows you never say never in this sport.

“Being closer to home was a big draw for me and the chance to see my family more in Dundee so when the call came, it was a move that made sense.

“In the last seven years, I feel like I’ve learned more of the mental aspect of the game as I’ve got older and dealing with the ups and downs of a season. 

“I can’t wait to come and play in front of the Purple Army and hopefully we can make something happen this year.”

Cownie played nine times for the Clan in 2015 under Ryan Finnerty, including four times in the club’s only campaign in the Champions Hockey League.

He left to play with Milton Keynes Lightning in the old English Premier League, before spending three seasons with Dundee Stars between 2017 and 2020.

Last season, he joined Paul Dixon’s Guildford Flames, where he helped them go all the way to the play-off semi-finals, eventually losing to Cardiff Devils.

In total, Cownie has played 256 top flight games in total, netting 41 goals and picking up 90 assists, for 131 points in his Premier Sports career.

Clan head coach Malcolm Cameron spoke of what impressed him about Cownie and is pleased to get him on board.

"I’m very excited to add Jordan Cownie to our line-up for the upcoming season,” he said. “I got the chance to see him in the games against Guildford and he was a player I liked.

“I liked his skillset, he’s smart on the puck, quick and makes good decisions and we wanted to improve our goalscoring this season.

“Getting more depth in offence is important and Jordan is going to help that.  He can also make good plays on the powerplay and we’re excited to have him on board.”

Cownie will wear the #14 jersey for the Clan in the new season.