He was one of AIB MKL’s most exciting players last season, so we are thrilled that Sam Talbot is back in the lineup for 2022/23.
21 year old Sam spent the majority of his junior career in the Swindon system, with a season in the Ontario U18 system in 2017/18. On his return from Canada he spent some time as part of MK Thunder, before moving onto Slough Jets where his prolific scoring talents really began to emerge. After 99 points in 44 league games for the jets, he spent time in the 2019/20 season in the NIHL National with Basingstoke Bison where he picked up 10 goals in 29 games.
In the 2021/22 season Sam was AIB MKL’s second highest points scorer, picking up 35 goals and 34 assists in the regular season and a further 8 points in the playoffs. He quickly became a fan favourite, with his super speed, dynamic stick handling and lethal shot being too much for a lot of teams to handle.
AIB MKL’s Tim Wallace had this to say: ”Sammy Talbot is a player that I really wanted to have back. He has taken great strides this past year and I hope to push him to the next level. Sam has a great release on his shot and brings offence that you don’t see very often. I’m excited to get to work with him to help him understand and improve on all aspects of the game.”
Sam himself is pleased to be returning, and is keen to be back in front of the MKL faithful. He said: ““It’s great to be back, and I can’t wait to get started already. When the opportunity appeared to return it made perfect sense to grab it with both hands. I’m looking forward to chasing down some silverware in front of the best fans in the league”
Sam will wear the number 98 jersey for which the Own and Loan is now available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
We have two other ways you can support Sam and the club too! You can become Sam’s sponsor with your name or company name read out every time he is mentioned. Get the details here.
Or why not sponsor Sam on the kit grid, with options starting at just £10.