Lachowicz has struggled for consistency in his game over the past couple of seasons, scoring just seven goals for the Panthers, but head coach Corey Neilson believes he can step things up next term.
“He can be another key British player for us – we’re looking for more from Robert, because he’s in the prime years of his career now and he should be pushing on,” said Neilson.
“Both parties had an option to extend his seven years as a regular in the Panthers’ line-up and we’re very happy it’s going to happen.
“He had twenty points last year, but he can contribute more than that and that’s the plan for next season.
“We’ve always had a strong Brit pack and Lacho has been a part of that for many seasons.
“He’s now 27-years-old, he plays in lots of positions including penalty-kill where he excelled last season. I’m thrilled to have him back again.”
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