Published Friday, 10 August 2012
Sandrock has played for clubs across Europe (© Belfast Giants.)
The defenceman, who was with the club during its first three years of existence, will once again be patrolling the blueline for the Giants this season.
Sandrock became an instant fan favourite during the 2002/03 season when the young defender with the cannon of a shot helped lead the Giants to their first ever playoff championship in the final year of the now defunct Superleague.
He went on to play for a number of clubs in mainland Europe.
Now 34, he said he has been drawn to Belfast with more than hockey on his mind as he will attend the University of Ulster to earn a Masters in Sports Management.
Excited to return, Sandrock said: "I loved my season in Belfast and the lure to come back for another year and go to school was an opportunity I didn't want to pass up.
"I have always followed the Giants to see how they were doing and I know over the last few years they have had a lot of success. I hope I can be part of that this season."
Head Coach Doug Christiansen said: "Rob is exactly what I was looking for.
"He is right handed offensive defenceman and he is a veteran player who will be counted on in all situations. Having watching a lot of video on him, what struck me the most was his ability to shoot the puck from the point.
"I think he will have a lot of success on our power play. I expect Rob to be a leader in both in our dressing room and on the ice."
Sandrock will wear number eight for the Giants.