The All In Black Milton Keynes Lightning have today announced the return of defenceman Ed Knaggs to the club.
The Lightning's preparations for the eagerly anticipated 2021/22 NIHL National season continue to progress, with the announcement that 23-year-old right-handed blueliner Ed Knaggs will return.
Knaggs, who began his playing career in the Milton Keynes youth system, has spent the past few seasons playing for the likes of the Bracknell Bees and Peterborough Phantoms, with a brief four-game stint with Elite League club the Coventry Blaze.
Knaggs is well-known among Lightning fans, having made 115 regular season/streaming series appearances for the club between 2014 and 2020, after he had originally signed to return prior to last season's cancelled season.
Now, the former Great Britain youth team regular will have an opportunity to play in a full campaign at Planet Ice MK Arena once again, where he will play an important role on the Lightning's blueline.
Speaking of his latest signing, head coach Lewis Clifford commented: "I’m really happy to bring Knaggsy back for the season. The previous off season, I felt that we had signed a gem which then ended up only being for the 4 game series which was a crying shame."
"I have known Knaggsy since he started playing when he was a junior and I have coached him on and off over the years. He adds a level of composure and distribution to our game on the back end and can play in all situations."
"I’m really looking forward to seeing Knaggsy in an MKL shirt for a full season and seeing what he can bring to our line up week in week out."
Knaggs himself commented: "I am really excited to have signed back with MKL for the upcoming season, it was an easy decision. Milton Keynes is where I first started playing hockey so will always feel like home."
"I can’t wait to get started in September, playing in front of our outstanding fans and working towards bringing silverware back to the club."