Cownie signs two-year deal with Lightning

MK Lightning have confirmed forward Jordan Cownie has agreed a two-year deal with the EPL club.

Cownie joined Lightning in 2013 after impressing in his debut season with Peterborough Phantoms.

Two more impressive campaigns, coupled with success at international level, brought him to the attention of the Elite League’s Braehead Clan last summer.

He played just five games for Clan before returning back to Lightning on loan. Cownie ended the 2015/16 season with 25 goals and 38 assists in 53 games.

Lightning Head Coach and Director of Hockey, Pete Russell, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have secured Jordan’s services for the next two seasons.

“He’s a great kid who I’ve known for a long time. Jordan is a very skilled forward with explosive speed who can really change a game. He has good vision and can open the ice up.

“Last season we worked on his whole game – he made great strides and is becoming a more complete player, but I never want to take away his offensive creativity.

“He’s a player that gets people off their seats – every club needs players like that if they can get them.

“Jordan is a big part of our team and one of the most talented young players in the country. I know the fans will be delighted and will be able to enjoy him for another few years at least.”

Cownie added: “”When I found out the club was heading up to the next level it was a no brainer for me to come back and play for a coach I can trust – and for an organisation that means so much to a lot of special people.

“I hope our supporters enjoy the summer and I can’t wait to get back and start getting ready for another season with Lightning.”

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