The team with the highest budget in the French PRO2, Chartres,presented some newcomers only two days after promotion to the LNH! Chartres beat Mulhouse in the Play-Off Final for the second place in the French Elite competition after Ivry, who won the regular part of the competition.
Some new players will help Chartres to avoid relegation battle in their debut in the elite. Turkish right back Can Celebi is coming from Croatian vice-champions RK Nexe Nasice. Martin Gaillard, goalkeeper Yohann Ploquin (three years from Aix) and Russian line-playeer Alexander Pyshkin (2 years from Sankt Petersburg) are also reinforcement for the upcoming season.