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Richardson re-signs for Panthers

Bruce Richardson
Richardson played alongside Neilson in Louisiana

Nottingham Panthers coach Corey Neilson has made made Bruce Richardson his first signing of the post season.

The centreman, 31, scored 61 points in as many games this season as Panthers finished third in the Elite League and has put pen to paper on a new deal.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I love the city and me and my family are so delighted to be back."

Coach Corey Neilson added: "Bruce's attitude is first class and there was never any doubt I wanted him back."

Panthers suffered play-off final heartbreak at the weekend as they lost 2-0 to Sheffield Steelers at the National Ice Centre.

Canadian Richardson added: "I loved my experience of the final four weekend, and after the disappointment of a final loss to Sheffield it's made me determined to get there again.

"It's a very special set-up in Nottingham and me and my family are so excited to be coming back.

"The whole organisation has been great to me and the supporters are just fantastic."


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