Milton Keynes Lightning is thrilled to announce that Tim Wallace will extend his invaluable contribution to the team as both Player-Coach and Director of Player Development for the eagerly anticipated 2024/25 season.

A native of Anchorage, Alaska, the seasoned 39-year-old has been instrumental in leading the team to remarkable heights. With his strategic acumen and leadership prowess, Wallace has steered MK Lightning to an extraordinary league win rate of 76% and to achieving the highest goal difference in the league at 126 this year. His guidance was crucial in securing the National Cup, bringing significant glory to Milton Keynes and igniting the local fanbase.

Reflecting on his journey, Tim expressed his excitement”Milton Keynes is a special place and the fans really know how to bring the noise and support. My Family and I love being here and we are thankful for the opportunity to pursue trophies in front of the best fans in the U.K.  We battled through a lot of injuries and suspensions this year and still found a way to have a great year. We are going in the right direction and I am excited to see where we can go next season. I can’t wait to get going again in September.”

Tom Roberts Director of MK Lighting said “I’m delighted that Tim is continuing in his role. Off the ice, he brings a level of experience and professionalism which is a joy to work with, and is highly effective in driving the development of our club forwards. On the ice, Tim has a hockey IQ and reading of the game which gives him an impact in open play, special teams, and across the whole 60 minutes at both ends of the ice. It’s great to have Tim on our team and in our organisation.”

Tim Wallace’s illustrious career, with notable stints in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and across European leagues, underscores his broad expertise and unwavering commitment to hockey. His formative years with the USA National Development Team led to gold medals at both the Under 17 and Under 18 World Championships. With 101 NHL appearances and a record of high performance in leagues around the world, including a top-scoring season for Örebro HK in the SHL, Wallace’s influence spans continents.

As we look towards the new season, Tim Wallace’s seasoned leadership and visionary approach are poised to catapult Milton Keynes Lightning to new heights and achieve even greater triumphs in the competitive landscape of ice hockey. The excitement is building, and we can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds with Tim at the helm.

Tim will wear his usual number 28 jersey, which is now available to Own and Loan from 9.30am tomorrow – Friday.   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 Tim 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.

More information on the MK Lightning Roster here

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