The Kitmart Dundee Stars are delighted to announce the re-signing of Kris Inglis.
The Dundee-born defender has signed a new deal keeping him playing at the DIA for another year.
Kris first joined the Stars in 2016/17 whilst also playing with the Scottish National League side, Dundee Comets on a two-way contract, and also icing with the Dundee Stars Under 20’s.
After winning the SNL league and playoff titles with the Comets in the 2017/18 season, Kris was thrown in at the deep end in the Elite League.
While injuries have dogged Dundee Stars over the past few seasons. Pacha has turned to Inglis and the large increase in ice time has sped up his progression to becoming a top six defenceman, so much now that he is a vital part of the Dundee roster.
Inglis picked up seven assists in the last campaign and only missed one game all season.
The re-signing of the six-foot-one-inch blueliner means that Pacha has successfully retained all his Dundee born and trained players from last season.
Inglis, Jordan Cownie and Craig Garrigan are all products of the Dundee Stars youth system and despite all three skaters taking their own path to reach the Stars Elite League squad, all roads have led back to Tayside for the trio.
After signing Inglis up for a fourth straight season, Pacha said:
“I am delighted to have him back and the fact we were able to keep our three Brits just shows how much this club has grown in the last few years and just shows where this club is heading in the future.
“He has been a standout player because he is a Brit but I want Kris to be a standout player because he is on the team, it is plain and simple.
“I want him to become a top defenceman in this league, I see so much potential in him and if he has the same progression next season as he had from last year to this year, then the sky is going to be the limit for him.”
Speaking after signing his new deal, Kris added:
“I am delighted to be back.
“I think there is still a lot of improvement to be made and I am never satisfied with how far my performance has come along from last year.
“There is still a lot of things I can improve on and get better as my career progresses but I am happy where I am at just now and I’m excited to see where I can keep developing.
“I want to use this season to improve even more and from a team perspective, I feel like we showed a lot of potential but it was just unfortunate we didn’t make that playoff spot.
“Although, everyone knows that is going to be the driving force behind the team this year to prove to the league that we are a good enough team to make the playoffs and challenge higher up in the table.
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Kris is the Fifth signing for the 2019/20 season and joins Drydn Dow, Jordan Cownie, Craig Garrigan and Matt Marquardt as Pacha’s squad begins to shape up.
Inglis will again wear #11 for the Stars.
To see Kris’s career stats on Elite Prospects click HERE.