Fife Flyers have confirmed Chris Wands will be back in the line-up for the 2016/17 Elite League season.
The 2014/15 British Player of the Year heads into his 12th season at Fife Ice Arena, having joined the club back in 2005/06.
The 28-year-old struggled to hit the same heights last season, but Flyers’ boss Todd Dutiaume has backed the defender to bounce back next term.
“Wando is a big part of the British contingency that we have here in Fife,” said Dutiaume.
“He’s good in the room and well-liked by his peers. He needs to work for his spot on the team, but he’s aware of this and I have no doubt he will dig deep and get on with it.
“Wando battled his way back into the line-up in 2014/15 and he needs to find that same form this season. We will be counting on him to be steady and dependable back there.”
Wands added: “I’m delighted to be back in Fife for the forthcoming season.”
“It’s a great organisation to be part of and I’m looking forward to getting on the ice with the team and getting the season underway.
“It’ll be different not having Stewy (Danny Stewart) in the room, and there are a lot of new guys coming in, but we’re all excited for the season ahead and looking to win some silverware.”
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