Milton Keynes Lightning proudly announce the re-signing of defenseman Archie Salisbury on a two-year deal extending through the 2026 season. As the captain of the Great Britain U18 team, Salisbury’s return marks a significant boost for the team’s defence and future development.

Salisbury, at just 17 years old, has already made a substantial impact on the ice, known for his physical play and youthful power.  During the 2023/24 season, he played 37 games and recorded 5 assists. Known for his physical play and determination, Salisbury embodies the future of the Lightning’s defensive line.

“Archie has improved so much in the few months he has been with us. Archie plays hard and loves the physical side of the game. He is eager to learn and works extremely hard. He has a bright future ahead of him, and I am excited to see where his game can go,” said MK Lightning Head Coach Tim Wallace.

Salisbury expressed his enthusiasm for re-signing with the Lightning: “It’s an absolute pleasure being asked to sign for Lightning on a new two-year contract! I had a great season last year, not only being coached by Tim and Joe but also being part of such a good group of guys in the team. The fans at MK are the best in the league, and it was a fantastic experience playing in front of you all! I can’t wait for next season already.”

Archie Salisbury’s re-signing is a testament to the Milton Keynes Lightning’s commitment to nurturing young talent and building a formidable team for the future. With Salisbury’s youthful energy, physical play, and continuous development, Lightning are poised to make significant strides in the upcoming seasons.

The Milton Keynes Lightning are excited to see what the future holds for Archie Salisbury and are confident that his re-signing will bring continued success to the team.

Archie will wear the number 4 jersey, which is available from to Own and Loan now.   Please email to Own and Loan stating what jersey you would like – Light, Dark, Warm-up or any!
There is another way you can support Archie and the Club.  You can become a player sponsor with your name or company name read out every time he is mentioned.  Get the details here.
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