The Nottingham Lions are delighted to announce that defenceman Luke Thomas is back for his eleventh season with the Lions.




The 32 year old, who was captain for four seasons between 2012 and 2016, is third in the Lions all time games played list and second in the Lions all time penalty minutes.


Last season he played 35 of the 36 game season notching three assists and 24 penalty minutes. 


Head Coach of the Nottingham Lions Matt Bradbury spoke of Thomas’ resigning saying: "Luke had a strong season last year and should be rewarded for his dedication and commitment."   


"He will always help where he can off the ice as well as in the changing room and he will be wearing the A on his jersey next season."


"He very rarely misses a practice or game and is another key signing and assisting with team leadership is another strength which will take some pressure off Elliott."


To see Luke’s full career record click here 


Luke is the second confirmed player signing for the Lions this summer and he told Lions commentator Chris Gadsby: "It’s going to be another tough season but we can certainly build on our achievements as a team last season."


"We have some exciting talent coming through the Academy ranks and it’s a really exciting time to be part of the Lions.”


“It would be an honour to become the all time appearance record holder, but with the youth we have in the team I’m sure I will be caught sooner rather than later!"


A number of new signings and re-signings will be announced over the coming weeks, so keep your eye on the club’s website and social media for all the latest updates.


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Wednesday, 27 June 2018.