Neilson led Panthers to victory in the Challenge Cup and play-offs last season.
He said: “I’m excited to be back at the helm I think there are lot of challenges we want to conquer as a hockey club.
“The Continental Cup is up for grabs and we think that we can be competitive in one of these European championships and go on and put a pretty good push in there.
“Obviously the league championship is something that is always in our sights and we want to do a little bit better in that.
“I want to win, I want to continue to push and I want to continue to improve.”
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