Milton Keynes Lightning are excited to announce the re-signing of defenceman James Griffin for the 2024/25 season. Known for his physical play, speed, goalscoring, and skating, Griffin is set to bring his dynamic presence back to the ice at Planet Ice MK.

James Griffin, a native of Swindon, GBR, has been a stalwart in the Lightning’s defence. Last season, he played 42 games, scoring 11 goals and providing 9 assists, while also accruing 75 penalty minutes. His aggressive style and ability to contribute both offensively and defensively make him a cornerstone of the team.

Expressing his excitement for the upcoming season, James Griffin said, “After the achievements that we experienced as a club last season, I am excited to be returning to the team this September and look forward to what we can accomplish together this year.”

MK Lightning Head Coach Tim Wallace shared his thoughts on Griffin’s re-signing: “Griff is a huge part of this club and I am thrilled to have him back. Griff plays exactly how I like defencemen to play. He is hard to play against and hits like a truck. He always lays it on the line and will be relied upon to guide and lead the younger guys on the team.”

Griffin’s return is eagerly anticipated, his physical play and leadership qualities, combined with his ability to perform under pressure, make him an invaluable asset to the Lightning. His commitment to the team and his continuous improvement are set to make a significant impact in the upcoming season.

MK Lightning are thrilled to welcome James Griffin back and look forward to a successful season with him on the team. Fans can expect to see Griffin’s robust defence and skilled playmaking abilities in action, contributing to the team’s overall success.

James will wear the number 15  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 James 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.

Check the MK Lightning Roster here

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