Lackey lines up again for Solent
Today the Solent Devils have penned a deal that sees fan favourite Dan Lackey return for the 2023-24 season.
Speaking on his return the British utility man said
“It feels great to be back! It’s a great club to play for, with fans that make the home ice atmosphere pretty awesome! Not to mention the attendance at the playoffs, the moment after the Invicta game was special! I’m looking forward to getting back on the ice again”.
Lackey who won a national playoff championship with the Bison suffered a serious injury during last season’s playoffs, which saw him admitted to hospital for over a week. Speaking on the Injury, Lackey was looking ahead
“The injury situation wasn’t ideal; I was gutted I couldn’t play the final. Recovery is going well right now, I am slowly but surely getting back to 100%. A few more months left to get ready for the season!”
Head coach Alex Murray has spoken of the importance in securing the experienced Brit
“After losing some of our core, it was crucial to get Dan back. He leads with his on ice performance, work rate and energy. When Dan speaks everyone listens, and it will help our younger team this season.”
Looking ahead to next year Lackey knows the importance of his leadership
“Next year will be a competitive year for sure with the league getting a lot stronger over the summer. I’ll be there to do my part to try and get 2pts each week. Hopefully I can add a few more goals to fill the gaps left by the guys that retired last year!
It’ll be a different team for sure this season, with some big characters retiring last year, some big shoes to be filled! But the team and core is still very strong and it’s a big opportunity for some of the younger guys to up their ice time and take the opportunities available!”
Dan will continue to wear the #9 jersey and they are available for sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring Dan or any of our players, then please get in touch with Kerry on firstname.lastname@example.org