Guildford Flames coach Paul Dixon believes forward Owen Griffiths is still improving after tying him to the club with a two-year deal.
The 24-year-old impressed during his first year last season, shortened by the coronavirus pandemic, but still put up seven goals and nine assists in 55 games.
And Dixon can’t wait to see him back in his team when the new season gets underway, expected to be around late November.
“Owen came in here and fell into his role perfectly,” he said. “He works hard and plays a responsible game all over the ice.”
“He just turned 24 and I believe he is still improving as a player which will only serve us even better going forward.”
“We are obviously working towards a much later season start than usual, but whenever we finally get moving again, we will be pleased to slip Owen back into the lineup.”
Before joining the Flames, Griffiths spent a season with MK Lightning in their final EIHL season and has previously iced with Peterborough Phantoms and Swindon Wildcats among others.
The Welshmen admits he enjoyed his experience in Surrey so much, he couldn’t wait to put pen to paper on a longer deal.
Griffiths said: “I’m really happy to be back in Guildford for the next two seasons. I had a good experience in Guildford and I am excited to get back at it.
“Next year should be a big year after a prolonged summer off-season. I’m really excited to get the ball rolling after the hard work I have put in over the summer and look forward to be ready for opening night.”