The Perth Thunder have announced the signing of defender Per Daniel Göransson for the upcoming 2016 season. Göransson, who is a Swedish national, recently acquired his Australian permanent residency allowing him to join the team as a local. Göransson spent last season playing for the Northern Vikings in the Western Australian Super League and has previously played for Hammarby IF and Team Uppsala in the Allsvenskan.
Perth Thunder have signed Australian John Caputo for the 2015 season. Caputo has represented Australia at the 1992 IIHF Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championship and the 2000 IIHF Men’s InLine Hockey World Championship. He has also played for the Macquarie Bears (now the Sydney Bears), winning the 1993 NSW Super League Championship, and most recently returned to ice hockey to play for the Northern Vikings in the Western Australia Super League.