Swindon Wildcats are delighted to confirm that Luc Johnson is the latest name to be added to the roster for the upcoming 18/19 season. The 20-year-old British forward will be icing in his second full season for the Cats after joining the club from the MK Lightning in the summer of 2017.
Luc originally made his debut for the Wildcats back in the 14/15 season by playing up from the Okanagan Hockey Academy. After graduating from OHA Luc returned to Milton Keynes where he helped secure the EPL Cup and Playoff titles in the 16/17 season.
Speaking after confirming his return Luc said:
“It was an easy decision to come back and join a team where you won two trophies. It was good to win both the Autumn Cup & National Cup last year and it was nice to back up what we’d achieved in Milton Keynes the year before as well. It is an unbelievable honour to have been part of two successful teams and I couldn’t have dreamt of anything more.
With the core guys we have already announced and add in guys like Tyler Plews I think it’s shaping up to be a exciting team next year. I’ve played alongside Tyler for GB in the past and he’s a good solid defenceman. He puts his body on the line and will add some toughness, I know the Wildcats fans will love him.
In 61 games for the Wildcats last year, Luc contributed 13 goals and 16 assists for a total of 29 points.
Personally, I thought last year was good for me. My aim for the summer is to get bigger, stronger, faster and ready to improve myself and bring more success to Swindon.
I don’t think the fans know how much the players appreciate their support, it was amazing all of last season and the message to them is to keep doing what they do. We can’t wait to get going again in September!”.
Swindon Wildcats Head Coach Aaron Nell was equally as delighted to have secured the services of Luc for another year:
“Bringing Luc back was an important move for us. He is a very important part of our team and sometimes what he does on the ice may go unnoticed. He scored some big goals for us all season long and I’m delighted to be working with him for another year.
He is so mature for someone so young, and has so much room to improve and get better going forward. I know he’s excited to continue in Swindon next year and I’m confident he’ll have another impressive season in the red and white jersey!”