11th year defenseman Tyson Strachan(23) decides it’s time to try something new, signing a one-year deal with Cardiff Devils of the EIHL.

It’s the veteran blue liner’s first foray overseas after spending 186 NHL and 404 AHL games.

He last spent time in the show playing a full campaign of 45 contests in 2014/2015 under contract to Buffalo Sabres before signing a minor league deal last year with affiliate Rochester Americans.

The almost 33-year old will likely have a good run in the United Kingdom but could return for one more run as he transitions into life after playing pro hockey.

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Tyson Strachan(5) Hershey Bears


Big 6’3″ 225 lbs. 7th year defenseman Tyson Strachan(5) has been signed to an NHL contract and played in big league games since his sophomore campaign.

He is currently under a one-year two-way deal with Washington Capitals and has one assist but has mostly been on reassignment with farm club Hershey Bears, where he serves as an assistant captain.

He’s never been exactly the biggest point production d-man scoring only one goal and 13 helpers in 132 big league contests.

His point totals are better in the minors.

This season in 49 AHL games he has a pair of markers with 15 assists, which could easily ascend to a career high by the end of 2013/2014.

He also has a remarkable +13 rating.

Through 264 games he’s potted 15 goals and 70 assists.

Originally a Carolina Hurricanes‘ 5th round pick in the 2003 draft (#137 overall).

He signed his first entry level deal with St. Louis Blues after attending Ohio State University and played in their organization for 4 years before moving on to Florida Panthers for a couple of seasons.

No doubt the 29-year old is an asset to any team he joins and will likely continue where he is or score another big league contract elsewhere, unless he decides to move his game overseas for more money.