Veteran defensemen Michał Kotlorz has joined Zaglebie Sosnowiec on a one year deal. The former national team member had spent the last 15 years with GKS Tychy. The former Tychy captain won four PHL championships while with the club.
One of the most experienced players in the PHL, Kotlorz started his career in 2007 with Naprzod Janow. He would make a move to GKS Tychy the following year. He has played in 797 games, scoring 83 goals and assisting on 201. He also represented Poland at six World Championships from 2010 to 2016. The Katowice native has four PHL championships, six silver medals, and three bronze medals. Kotlorz is also a six-time Polish Cup Championship. Finding a defenseman with more PHL accomplishments in their career would be hard.
For Zaglebie Sosnowiec, adding the veteran defensemen could be one of the most valuable picks up of 2023. The oldest defenseman on the Sosnowiec roster before this signing was 27-year-old Oskar Krawczyk. Five of the team’s defensemen are 24-years-old or younger, and his experience will be beyond valuable. Kotlorz is the fourth new signing on the defensive end for Sosnowiec this off-season.
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