Jaimo makes it six in a row

MK Lightning
MK Lightning

Leigh Jamieson will return for a sixth season with MK Lightning after penning a new deal.

And it could be a landmark season for the forward, who should pass the 350 games mark for his home-town club, while also notching up 750 career appearances.

After spells at Belfast Giants and Coventry Blaze, Jamieson returned to Milton Keynes in 2009, helping them to the EPL title.

During his career Leigh has amassed considerable experience at international level, with 26 games for Team GB seniors, in addition to his appearances at U18 and U20 levels.

“I’m really happy to have signed to stay in Milton Keynes for next season,” he said. “Lightning is a great club to be a part of - and obviously it’s an honour to play for your hometown team.

“After the tough season we’ve just had, we’re all looking forward to going back to our home rink.

“I know our team will go from strength to strength and hopefully I can help the team win some more trophies.”

Head coach Nick Poole added: “I’m very pleased to bring back Leigh for his sixth season. He’s a big, talented player that brings so much to our team - he is consistently one of our top scorers and poses a physical presence along with his scoring threat.

“I believe Leigh needs to have a big season this year, so that’s my challenge to him - I think he’d be the first to admit that it last season wasn’t his finest in Lightning colours.

“For our team to have success we need him to be a dominant player on a nightly basis - and I know that no-one is more determined than Leigh to bring success back to Milton Keynes Lightning.”