Lightning sign Polish international goalie

Polish national team netminder Przemyslaw Odrobny has signed a two-year deal with MK Lightning.

Odrobny, who spent last season with French side Morzine Avoriaz, recently represented Poland in the World Championship (Division 1A) tournament where he posted a save percentage of 92.04%.

Head Coach Pete Russell said: “I’ve seen him play many times over the past few seasons and seen him put in some huge performances for Poland.

“That’s the reason why we’ve brought him to Milton Keynes. He’s a big guy who takes up a lot of the net and is very quick around the net.

“He comes to us with very good experience at club level in Europe and at international level.

“This is the direction the EPL is going and for this season I’ve decided to move forward with an import goalie.

“All the teams who won trophies last season were back-stopped by an import goalie.

“Yes, it’s a total change of direction for me and our club but in Przemyslaw we are in very safe hands.

“Our main aim was work tirelessly to retain our strong British core and strive to even add to it in certain departments.

“This season the key goals for our imports is to lead in performance, in presence and complement our British pack in all areas, on and of the ice.

“I’m excited by this signing and we have just got stronger – he is going to be a very big player for us.”

Odrobny added: “I’m really happy to have signed a contract for two years with Lightning.

“I’ve heard only good things about the British game from several people including Tomasz Malasinski, my teammate from the Poland national team.

“This will be a great new experience and challenge for me.

“Lightning offered me a good opportunity, and I know that with my new teammates we can achieve a lot together.”

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