Long-time Devil Luke Piggott is back for another season.
The 32-year-old forward played 25 games with the Devils last season and when he wasn’t on the ice, he was behind the bench, something that he will continue doing more and more of.
Piggott played his youth hockey in Basingstoke before moving to Cardiff and playing in the ENL with Cardiff for the feeder team to the Devils. He eventually moved to the big club for the 2011-12 season and has been a member of the Devils ever since.
“Luke was one of the key parts of our turnaround when we took over in 2014,” explained Todd Kelman “he is such a big part of this club on and off the ice.
Head Coach Andrew Lord continued, “Luke is so well respected by the guys and last season he got more involved in the coaching side of things.
“He has a great eye for the game but still has a passion for playing that will push the other Brits for ice time.
“I lean a lot on him throughout the season because he knows our systems and has a great feel for how the team is performing. He has been a vital part of our success over the past few years and I expect more of the same from him this year.”
Piggott balances his life in professional ice hockey with a full-time career in cancer research. He did his undergraduate degree in medical biochemistry at Cardiff University before studying for a Masters and then his PhD, which he earned in 2012 then moved into the field of research with Cardiff University.