2016-17 ROSTER: Lewis Christie returns to bolster Lightning defence
Experienced British defenceman Lewis Christie will return to boost the Smith Recycling-sponsored MK Lightning defence for 2016-17
The season ahead will be the ninth consecutive campaign with MK for the well-liked, Edinburgh-born defenceman. Â With more than 400 games in Lightning colours to his name, Lewis is one of the longest-standing players with the team and he understands exactly what the MKL supportersâ€™ expectations are.
The team spirit and work ethic in the Lightning dressing room was key to Lewis returning, as he explains: Â â€œLast year we all really pulled together as a team and I feel we had a really strong season.
â€œThis year I really think will be the best one yet. Â Weâ€™re going to have a great team and I genuinely Â believe this is our year to bring home silverware. The fans were amazing yet again, and itâ€™ll be nothing less than they deserve. Â Iâ€™m really happy to be back for another season!â€
Head Coach , Pete Russell, spoke of the decision to retain Lewis, saying, “Every team needs a player like Lewey on it and he is another important piece of the jigsaw for us. He works hard in every situation, on and off the ice. His work ethic is terrific, and sets the tone for others.
“Lewey is a stay at home defenceman who will do what ever it takes to defend his net. He battles hard in the tough areas and plays with huge heart and passion.
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