Nickerson joins EIHL new-boys

MK Lightning have confirmed the signing of defender Matt Nickerson from Belfast Giants.

The former Dallas Stars draft pick moved to the Elite League in 2013 with Fife Flyers, before transferring to Belfast two years later.

Lightning boss Pete Russell said: “I’m delighted to have added Matt to our line-up for the coming season.

“When I knew he was available we did all we could to make it happen. He is a great addition to our organisation – to add a person with such experience and character was a no-brainer.

“Matt is the full package. He skates well for such a big man, is solid in his own end, plays hard in tough areas, makes a good first pass, picks good spots to join the rush and of course he takes care of his teammates when required.

“He is a huge character both on and off the ice – a great teammate and will be 100 percent a fans’ favourite.

“Our partnership with the University of Buckingham helped us to put this deal in place and Matt will be a great ambassador for both parties.”

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