Milton Keynes Lightning stalwart Leigh Jamieson will come back to the club for another season in 2015-16 - at the same time going back to the position where he began his hockey career: in defence.
Next season will be Jamieson’s seventh consecutive season with his hometown club and his ninth in total.
A formidable physical presence on the ice, Jamieson began his career playing defence but recent seasons have seen him playing as a forward - a move which saw L ightning reap the benefits as he became the club’s top goals and points scorer for two seasons.
“I’m really glad to be coming back to the Lightning for another season,” he said. “Having spoken to (head coach) Pete Russell about his plans for the team, it’s something I’m excited that I’m going to be part of it - we’ll have a real chance to win trophies.
“When I sat down and spoke to Pete, he asked me to play back on defence for next season, and I’m looking forward to being back in the position where I started my career.
“ I had a taster of playing back on defence last season and really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to be part of what’s shaping up to be a genuinely competitive roster.”
Russell added: “He has the full package - skates well, good hands, great size and plays hard.”