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Nottingham Panthers forward Galbraith extends contract

Jade Galbraith
Galbraith scores for Panthers against local rivals Sheffield

Nottingham Panthers forward Jade Galbraith is to stay at the National Ice Centre for another year.

The 28-year-old, who moved to Nottingham in 2008, scored 24 times last season, with 70 assists.

Panthers coach Corey Neilson told BBC Radio Nottingham: "He's come a long way as a person and a player and he's improved, but he still has a way to go.

"As a club we've committed to him on the basis that he wants to improve and to help the club win the league."

Neilson added: "Whenever we were looking for creativity or spark offensively [Galbraith] was the man we were looking to.

"The most reassuring thing for me was the development in him as a team player this year. He said 'if you're going to keep the team accountable, I'm willing to be accountable too'."

Galbraith becomes the first player to sign on since player-coach Corey Neilson announced that he is to stay at the National Ice Centre for another year.

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