He brings with him a dynamic, speedy style and has averaged a point per game in the NIHL this season so far. Please welcome Morgan Clarke-Pizzo who joins us on a two way contract with Nottingham Panthers.
22 year old Morgan was born in Peterborough and spent his early years in the Peterborough junior system before making a switch to Nottingham. After that he headed across the pond for 4 seasons in Canada and USA, with Ontario Hockey Academy, Syracuse and Utica. It was in his season with Utica in 2019/20 where he really found his points scoring groove, picking up 42 points in 37 games. On his return to the UK he iced for Nottingham Panthers in the Elite Series, and in the Elite League this season under a 2 way arrangement with Peterborough Phantoms.
AIB MK Lightning Head Coach Lewis Clifford gave us his thoughts, saying: “When I heard Morgan wanted to talk to me obviously I was immediately interested, he’s a player with a great skill set, pace to burn and a huge amount of potential.
We haven’t had a fully fit and available squad since October, which has basically just become the norm for us now, the same boat many coaches find themselves in at this level of hockey, so adding another quality piece that can play across the lines and in different situations will be a massive boost going into the business end of the season.
Speaking with Morgan, he wants to come in and get ice time under his belt, which I’m sure we can find him as someone who has caused us problems every time we have faced him this season.
I look forward to working with Morgan for the remainder of the season and seeing what we can achieve as a group.”
Morgan added: “I’m super excited to be joining a club I have heard so many great things about. I hope that I can help the team succeed in any way that I can. And I’m looking forward to working with a great group of people.”
Morgan will wear the number 13 jersey for which the Own and Loan is now available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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