Greg Pick has become the latest player to agree a return to Peterborough Phantoms.
The 24-year-old defenceman will represent the city side for a sixth successive season.
He did leave last summer to join the ill-fated Manchester Phoenix, but returned in February following that club’s sad demise.
Phantoms coach Slava Koulikov said: “Greg is a big guy, who is hard to play against and who will always protect his team-mates.
“He’s a strong person on and off the ice, and a great addition to the roster for next season.
“It’s an excellent signing for us.”
Phantoms will face NIHL Division One South rivals Swindon in two pre-season challenge games over the weekend of September 9 (away) and September 10 (home).
They also face home and away dates against Basingstoke the previous weekend.