Manchester Storm ‘D’ man Paul Phillips has agreed a second season with the club.
Phillips enjoyed a prolific debut year in the Elite League, scoring 15 goals with 38 assists in 61 games.
Player Coach Omar Pacha said: “Pauly is someone that everyone loved here at the Storm.
“He was a standout performer on the ice last season, and he attracted a lot of interest from elsewhere on the back of that, but I’m truly delighted to have him back in Storm colours.
“He was a priority of mine to get back for next season, so I couldn’t be happier that we’ve managed to secure his signature again.
“Paul provides a lot for this organisation – he’s a consummate professional, and a leader both in how he conducts himself on the ice, but also off it.”
Storm General Manager Neil Russell added: “Pauly gained my instant respect when he arrived here last season.
“He conducts himself in a very professional manner at all times, and the fans absolutely loved him because they saw how much the Storm mattered to him.
“When you’re building an organisation like we are you need not just good hockey players, but also good people to help with that continued growth.
“Pauly ticks both those boxes massively. Pach and I are delighted to have him back for next season.”