With the announcement of a new Head Coach ahead of a new season, the Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to announce the first player signing to start off Doug McKay’s roster for 2018-19.  British defenceman James Griffin will pull on MKL colours, in a move to delight the club’s supporters.

Swindon-born James signed for MKL in summer 2015 on a two-way contract with our now rivals, Coventry Blaze.  He was a valuable member of the Lightning team which scooped both the English Premier League Cup and Play Off titles last season.

He is known as a skilful defenceman who reads the game well, with an impressive turn of speed and uses his physical presence well when required, to help the team.

Next season will be James’s fourth consecutive campaign with the Lightning where he is a firm favourite of supporters for his uncompromising style of play.

James Griffin’s warm up, home and away jerseys are now available on our Own and Loan Scheme which sees your name on the back of his jersey for the season  The match-worn jersey is then presented to you by the player at the end of the 2018-19 season, a unique memento of your favourite player’s performances in the Elite League! Apply now by emailing dave@b2promodesign.com

For an unusual but cost-effective way to promote a business, apply to become James Griffin’s corporate sponsor. This package includes your business logo displayed on the player’s jersey and the business name announced at the start of every game when he plays, as well as every time he scores a goal or assist during a match.  Contact our Commercial Manager Sarah Jane Smyth for information by emailing sarah-jane@mk-lightning.co.uk.