Brandon Benedict has signed a new contract for the Belfast Giants for the new season.
Benedict will be spending his fifth season in all at the Giants after rejoining the club for a second spell two years ago.
Coach Adam Keefe has also appointed Benedict as an assistant coach and he is delighted to have the playder back on board.
“I am pleased Brandon is coming back to Belfast. He has been a central part of the organisation’s success over the years. I know the fans will be excited to see Brandon back on the ice.
“His work ethic makes him a natural leader and I am delighted he will combine the assistant coach role with his playing duties.”
Benedict first joined the Giants back in 2009 and helped the club to the 2010 Play-off title with a memorable performance in the grand final against the Cardiff Devils.
The centreman then helped Nottingham Panthers win seven trophies during during a four-year spell with the club before returning to the Giants.