Lightning sign NCAA forward

MK Lightning have added American forward Ben Foster to their roster for the 2017/18 season.

The 24-year-old has spent the past four seasons attending Princeton University, where he played 115 NCAA games for the Tigers.

Lightning boss Pete Russell said: “I’m delighted to add this hungry NCAA forward to our line up for the coming season.

“He joins us from a really good NCAA college in Princeton and has had a great hockey education in junior and college.

“My plan was always to bring in at least two NCAA players to our roster – and in Ben we have the first.

“Ben is a strong skater with a decent skill set and plays with energy. He can can play either on the wing or in centre and is a 200ft player.

“He has good size and uses it well while forechecking, in the corners and going to the net. He’s a really smart player and finds good spots.

“When I communicated to Ben’s coaches about him it was all positive and they believe he has more offensive talents than his numbers show so far.

“With this signing it adds more depth to our line-up and we are absolutely delighted to have him.”

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