Carr agrees 14th year with Lightning

MK Lightning have confirmed their long-serving captain, Adam Carr, has agreed a 14th season with the club.

Carr has made over 600 appearances in the EPL, averaging almost a point per game during his time with Isle of Wight Raiders and Lightning.

Head Coach Pete Russell said: “It’s great news that he’s returning to the line up to lead us into next season.

“He’s such an important part of the club, on and off the ice. He’s an honest, reliable and productive two-way centre and plays on all our special teams.

“He does what it takes for the club and for every guy in the locker room – I’m a big fan of his and have enormous respect for him – we work well together for the greater good of the team.

“It’s simple for me – ‘Carsy’ would have a spot on my team any day of the week. He is our general, has a hell of a lot to offer on the ice and a very important part to our club and of course its great history.

“I’m sure at some stage in the future we’ll see that number 18 shirt honoured.”

Carr added: “It’s a real honour to have played for the team I love for such a long time.

“It’s a really special place for me where I’ve always been made feel welcome by the management, players and great fans.

“With Pete coming in last year I knew I’d have to work hard and prove myself to the new coach – and I’m glad I was able to do that.

“It took a while for us to play to Pete’s philosophies but when we did, we showed how good we are. This is a great platform for us to build on next season.

“We have a great bunch of lads and a great coach who are all desperate for success, and with the team we are building for next year I’m sure we’ll get it.

“I know we are moving to the Elite league in a year’s time, but that is a long way away and we have an exciting year to look forward to before that.

“It’s time to focus on the play-offs this weekend – we have a great chance to win a trophy that we haven’t won in a long time.

“We can’t wait to get up to Coventry with our great fans behind us and give it everything we have to bring that trophy back home.”

(Image permission: Tony Sargent)

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