Defender Mark Louis will return for his second season with Cardiff Devils.
The 30-year-old joined the Devils last summer from the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears and established himself as a key part of the club’s defensive unit as they secured three trophies.
Louis said: “Last season was my most memorable of pro-hockey – we play to win championships and we all got a taste for winning last season.
“I’m back in Cardiff because I love the city and the fans and I love being a Devil, but most of all, I want to win more and this is the best place to do that.”
Devils’ boss Andrew Lord added: “When a guy is that big and skates that well he is tough to slow down.
“Mark controls the puck so well and obviously his size makes him tough to get by in the defensive zone, but his skating ability is what impressed me so much last season.”
(Image permission: Richard Murray)