Danâ€™s Scott a new deal with Tigers
Telford Tigers fans favourite Dan Scott has signed a new long-term contract to remain with the Shropshire outfit until 2019.
The 23-year-old returned to Telford from Slough Jets three years ago and is now a key part of the squad, wearing the Assistant Captainâ€™s armband for the last two seasons.
Tigers head coach, Tom Watkins, moved quickly to secure the defencemanâ€™s future at Telford for the next three years.
He said: â€œDan is a very important player for us, both in the here and now, and in the future. Heâ€™s the kind of player you build a club around, and he isnâ€™t assistant captain for no reason.
â€œHe is still quite young, at just 23, and has got excellent ability. That means heâ€™s improving all the time and I would like to see him progress even further with us.
â€œI think Dan can give us more grit and play with more physicality at times, but I don’t want to jeopardise what he brings from a defensive reliability stand point.
â€œIt’s finding a balance of playing physical and not sacrificing any other part of your game to make a hit.â€
Scott originally joined Telford in 2010, where he spent a season under the trust organisation, before joining Elite League side Hull Stingrays, then Slough in the EPL.
Watkins added: â€œDan works very hard in the summer to keep himself in shape and itâ€™s great to have him in the dressing room. He got the kind of infectious character that can be so important.
â€œHe was captain of Great Britain under-20s, and brings great leadership qualities to the squad. Dan is one of the guys that people go to for support and advice.â€.
His role as assistant captain at the Tigers has also brought extra responsibility off the ice, as Telford look to bring in new fans from across the county.
â€œIt is part of our job as players to help promote the club and the sport as a whole, so Dan is always the first off his seat to get involved in these sort of events,” Watkins said.
â€œIt is one thing to attend, but Dan always helps to make it fun for everyone, whether thatâ€™s a school visit or promotion. His attitude really helps to show the club in a good light.â€