Ahead of next weekends long awaited return to ice in front of fans, the Nottingham Panthers are delighted to confirm the return too of Matthew Myers for the start of the 2021/22 season.
No stranger to the club, this will be the 36-year-old’s fourth spell in the black and gold. Overall he has nearly 20 trophy successes in the UK with eleven of them coming during his time in Nottingham (five playoffs, five Challenge Cups and one league title).
During his time away from the Panthers the hulking forward was a key player in the resurgence of the Cardiff Devils, in all he has played in over 900 Elite league and cup games and has racked up over 500 points.
Matthew is also a veteran of over 100 international games with Team GB.
Director of Hockey Gui Doucet says adding the experienced forward to the roster for the new season was a ‘no brainer’: “We all know what Matthew brings to any team he’s on. He’s been looking to move to Europe and we find ourselves still looking for a player.
“He brings leadership, he’s a consummate professional, he’s a big body, he’ll get in front of the netminder, he’ll go to the dirty areas and he all but guarantees you a face-off win and if your team has the puck it makes it a lot more difficult for the opposition to score.
“I’ve played against Matthew and been a team mate of his and I can tell you that I’m ecstatic to have him on our side for the coming season.”
Nottingham Panthers begin their new season at Cardiff Devils on Saturday 11th September in Wales for the first leg of the Diamond Jubilee Cup before the return leg a day later at the Motorpoint Arena.
The Panthers then follow that up with two legs against Sheffield Steelers in the Aladdin Cup on the 18th September in Nottingham and a day later in Sheffield, then the real business starts as the return of the Elite League faces off against Dundee Stars on Sunday 26th September at what will hoped by a packed Nottingham Arena.
*Main image @PanthersIHC Matthew Myers returns to the Panthers.