Tributes have been paid to a former Glasgow Clan ice hockey star after he was killed in a car crash in Canada.

Great Britain ice hockey player Mike Hammond died on Wednesday night, former side Nottingham Panthers announced.

The 33-year-old had been due to return to Glasgow Clan for the 23/24 season.

In a post on their website, Glasgow Clan said they are “stunned and saddened to hear” of his tragic passing.

“Mike was a popular player with the Clan during his previous season with the club in 2016/17 and was due to be announced as re-joining the club for the 2023/24 campaign”, the team wrote.

Clan head coach Jason Morgan also paid tribute.

“I’m so saddened by the devastating news about Mike Hammond and I’m at a loss for words,” he said.

“My deepest condolences go out to the whole Hammond family as they go through this very difficult time.

“I was thrilled for the upcoming season to have the opportunity to work with Hammy, but this is such terrible news for everyone.”

As well as Glasgow Clan, Hammond also played for Coventry Blaze, Manchester Storm in the Elite League as well as stints in Germany, Denmark and Canada.