Date:  Source: Elite Ice Hockey League

Guildford Flames have announced the return of long-serving Jez Lundin, who has agreed a two-year deal with the Spectrum side.

The 30-year-old had a solid first season back in the Elite League, having previously played for Newcastle Vipers between 2006 and 2009.

And Flames coach Paul Dixon was especially pleased to get a player back he knows well having played and coached throughout his own time in charge.

“Jez had a really solid season for us,” he said. “In the Elite League he has the opportunity to play with a much deeper line-up and I think that helped take a bit of the pressure off that he may have carried in previous years.

“He was a deserving call-up to the GB camp at the end of last season and we’re glad to have been able to get to an agreement to keep him here going forward.”

Lundin is the Flames’ seventh longest-serving player of all-time at the club after signing from the Vipers in 2009.

He’s made 544 starts for them in the former English Premier League and the EIHL and last season, found the net five times and assisted in 18 from 66 appearances in all competitions.

He earned a call-up to the GB preliminary squad ahead of the World Championships at the end of last season, but missed out on a final berth on the trip to Budapest.

Lundin has also won eight trophies in his time with the Flames also. 

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