The Kitmart Dundee Stars are delighted to announce the re-signing of defenseman, Kris Inglis for the 2022-2023 Elite League campaign.

The 23-year-old will ice for the club for a sixth consecutive season and continue in his role as a solid presence at the back.

Last season saw Inglis play on 49 occasions and assist on nine goals, while also wearing an ‘A’ on his jersey as he took on his first leadership role as an assistant captain.

The Dundonian blueliner has now racked up 236 Elite League appearances, with 24 assists and 107 penalty minutes.

Kris first joined the Stars in 2016, while he continued playing with Scottish National League side, Dundee Comets on a two-way contract and also whilst icing with the Dundee Stars Under 20’s.

After signing Inglis up for his sixth season at the DIA, Dundee Stars General Manager and Head Coach, Jeff Mason said: “It is great to have Kris with the club for another year.

“He certainly continued his development last season and the goal for next year, is to continually take steps forward.

“I told Kris that this could be a very big year for him and I look forward to working with him.

“We expect him to be a solid part of our d-core and we are going to need guys to contribute up and down the line-up and I think he certainly fits the bill.

“So, I am excited to have him back for another year and I know he wanted to return for another year and that was something important to him.”

 

 

The Scot is known for defence-first attitude but also his relentless physical game and his willingness to stand up for his teammates, which is an “added bonus” for Mason.

He added: “I think playing with a certain edge is very important, I am a big believer in team toughness as opposed to individual toughness.

“However, it is important to have guys who are willing to stand up for themselves and their teammates if the game goes the wrong way.

“So, his willingness to do that goes a long way in my viewing, in terms of his role, but like I said I believe in team toughness and guys standing up for each other and having each other’s backs.

“That aspect is something that is part of the game, even though it is becoming less and less part of it, in kind of the fighting side, but his willingness to be physical and stand up for himself is an added bonus.”

After penning his new deal, Kris said: “I am really excited to be playing for the Stars again this season!

“There is a reason I have stayed in Dundee this long and it is thanks to the amazing support we get from the fans.

“I cannot wait to see them all come September.”

He continued: “With Jeff coming in, I think everyone should be very excited.

“This season will be a great opportunity for myself to learn from someone who was once a very good defenceman and I am confident that Jeff will bring out the best in me.

“In the few chats we have had together, I am really impressed with the plans he has for our team and I think the style he would like to play will suit my game well.

“He is a top coach and will keep this club on an upward trajectory, I am sure of it!”

 

Inglis also stated his desire to do his part in building a winning culture at the club this year and Kris said: “Last season was all in all a very successful season and to make the playoff finals was an amazing way to finish things off, despite the result.

“However, making that weekend does not fill me with much content and if anything, it has made me hungrier to go on to win it, as I am sure all of the Stars fans are feeling the same.

“This season, myself and the returning players along with Jeff will ensure that guys new to the Stars realise that we are not a team who set goals to finish eighth.

“I am going into this season with the mentality that every game is a must win and I am sure everyone will buy in to this mindset.

“I am confident if we do then we will be looking pretty good come April.”

Kris is our 8th signing of the summer and joins Drydn Dow, Craig Garrigan, Philippe Sanche, Chris Gerrie, Brython Preece, Mac Howlett and Toms Rutkis on the roster for next season.

You can get your season tickets to watch these eight players and the rest of the team in the 2022-2023 campaign by contacting: [email protected]

Inglis will again wear #11 for the Stars.

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

 

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