Guildford Flames coach Paul Dixon says the return of Brett Ferguson helps give them some continuity ahead of a new season.
The 30-year-old has committed to a return to Surrey for what will be his fourth season, taking the roster count at Flames to eight so far.
And Dixon admitted that with the changes to his team, bringing a stalwart like Ferguson back helps maintain the culture he’s building at the club.
“We’re going to have a fair number of changes this season so the continuity players like Brett will be a big part of helping the new faces settle into the culture we want to express in our dressing room,” he said.
“Brett has been able to contribute in a variety of situations including offensive output over his three seasons, but one of his more standout attributes is he’s prepared to go to work every day whether it is in the gym, at practice or in game situations.
“We know Brett dedicates himself 100% to our team goals, and we are very excited that he will be back again for another season.”
Ferguson joined the club in 2017 from French side Gap, but it was a miserable time for him, suffering from injury that limited his contribution.
Dixon brought him as Flames made the step up to the Elite League and has made 173 appearances, scoring 48 goals and 119 assists, totalling 167 and almost a point a game.
He was part of the side that reached the Challenge Cup Final in 2019 as well as reached the play-off weekend and was a Patton Conference winner in the same season.
And Canadian Ferguson is looking forward to coming back to a team he has served well in the last three seasons.
“I’m thrilled to be back for another season with the Guildford Flames family,” Ferguson said.
“My first three campaigns with the Flames were a lot of fun and I’m excited for what we can accomplish this coming season. I can’t wait to see all the fans again and get back on the ice.”