Danbury's new professional hockey team has brought aboard a player they describe as an "offensive weapon."

In a press release Tuesday morning (June 25), the Danbury Hat Tricks announced that Phil Bronner will be on the ice as a forward for the 2019-2020 season.

Bronner is a 30-year-old from Wilbraham, MA and has been playing professional hockey since 2013 when he joined the Knoxville Ice Bears. He played for four years before that at UMass Dartmouth. He saw 58 games in his time there, where he totaled 27 goals and 17 assists.

Bronner is no stranger to the Danbury area, as this will be his second stint with a Hat City team. In 2015, he played 46 games with the Danbury Titans, scoring 32 goals and earning 33 assists.

Bronner commented on his return, saying that he fed off the energy of Danbury fans when he was a Titan, "My style of playing hasn't changed... I'm still a big physical power forward looking to finish my hits, take a beating to score some goals in front of the net and drop the gloves if needed.”

Danbury fans can see Phil Bronner in action starting on October 25th this year when the Hat Tricks open their season against Port Huron at the Danbury Ice Arena.