Coventry have signed Krzysztof Kasprzak for a second spell with the club in 2013.
The Polish star helped the Bees to the Elite League title in 2010 and enjoyed a spectacular run of form this year with Poole, making progress into next season's Grand Prix series.
Kasprzak, 28, will take over the No.1 position for the Buildbase Bees in 2013, after Chris Harris was allowed to join Midlands rivals Birmingham Brummies.
Coventry promoter Mick Horton said: "I'm absolutely delighted the deal is done.
"It was my priority to find an out-and-out No 1, and they don't come much better than Krzysztof.
"We've been negotiating for several weeks now and Krzysztof made it very clear he wanted to come to Coventry, which was very important to me.
"He wants to be here, and we wanted him here - we made it clear we wanted a No.1, and let's look forward to some happy days."
"He had a fantastic season this year, he was near the top of the averages and he had a very popular spell at Coventry, so it's great to bring him back here."
Kasprzak joins newly-appointed captain Scott Nicholls at the top of the Buildbase Bees' line-up and leaves them with two spots to fill in the team, after Harris departed for Birmingham.
Horton added: "Obviously we wish Chris all the best and he still remains our asset, so hopefully one day he may return. We wanted an out-and-out No.1, and so it was a decision made by the club to pursue different avenues."