The Kitmart Dundee Stars are delighted to confirm the re-signing of Dundee born-forward, Craig Garrigan for the 2021/2022 season.

Craig has signed on for another year after very successful stint with Nottingham Panthers in the Elite Series, where he made a lot of progress and collected a playoff winners medal.

The 23-year-old returned to Scotland three years ago to begin his professional career with his boyhood club and has been a mainstay in the team ever since.

So far, in 124 appearances for the Stars, Garrigan has shown his potential to be a future top talent in the Elite League and has contributed four goals and nine assists, in that time.

After confirming his first British signing of the summer, Dundee Stars Head Coach and General Manager, Omar Pacha said: “I am really glad Craig is back for this season, as he has been a player that improved so much in the last few years.

I thought Craig did really well in the Elite Series and I thought for a player who was not able to get any ice time or very little before the series started, he had a great tournament.

“I think he added some depth to Nottingham’s line-up and in the last four games, which was the Semi-Finals and the Finals, his line did extremely well and were able to generate a lot of time in the offensive zone.

“I was very happy for Craig when they won the playoffs. To win a championship is always a great feeling and it is something that nobody takes for granted.

“So, I am really happy for him as an individual and as a player, it has been a weird year, but at least he was able to get some experience and ice time, as well as playing with some of the best Brits in the UK at that tournament.

Personally, I am really looking forward to working with him again this season and seeing how his progression goes and I am really happy he is back.”

The winger has been capped for Scotland and Great Britain at youth level and after signing his new deal to stay with the Stars, he said:

“I am extremely happy to be coming back to Dundee for next season, it has been a long time since my last game for the Stars and I cannot wait to get back.

“I am really enjoying playing at home in Dundee and to play infront of friends and family is great but the fans played a big part in my decision to stay.

“They have been amazing the two seasons that I have been here and I am looking forward to more.”

He continued: “I cannot wait to get going again, I love playing at the DIA in front of the passionate Dundee fans and I have missed that feeling of stepping on the ice at the start of the game and all you hear is the loud fans.

“Personally, I want to keep progressing my overall game and get more points than I did last season and to contribute more for the team.

“Also as a team perspective I want us to make playoffs for sure, we have been so close in the past and every year I feel our chances get better, so I want this to be our year!”

Craig is a product of the Stars youth system and went on to have a four-year spell in North America prior to his return to Tayside.

For the last two seasons he has played a depth role in the team and Pacha wanted to swiftly secure the young prospect’s services for another campaign.

Craig joins Drydn Dow as the first two names on next season’s team sheet and you can see them both in Stars colours all-season long by purchasing your season ticket.

To renew or buy an early bird season ticket, please email [email protected]

Garrigan will again wear #15 for the Stars.

To see Craig’s career stats on Elite Prospects click HERE.

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