The 24-year-old has signed for a seventh consecutive season with the club and will continue to bring his hard-working and dedicated attitude every day and to every match.
Last season saw Inglis ice in 52 matches, producing two goals and four assists, while also continuing to be a part of the on-ice leadership group for a second season, as an assistant captain.
The Dundonian blueliner has now racked up 288 Elite League appearances, with 30 points (2G, 28A) and 166 penalty minutes, across his previous six seasons.
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.
Inglis first came into the Stars setup during LeFebvre’s first spell in charge and he would go on to feature 37 times under the Canadian in the 2016-2017 campaign.
LEFEBVRE ON INGLIS
Once Inglis’ contract extension was confirmed, Stars Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach, Marc LeFebvre, said: “Homegrown players are the fabric to any franchise in the Elite League and Kris Inglis has definitely been a staple with the Dundee Stars for the last few seasons.
“I got to work with him quite a few seasons ago when he was a young lad and to see his progression over the last few seasons since I have been gone is tremendous and I am looking forward to working with him again.
“I had a list of players that I wanted back from the team last season, obviously Kris was on that successful team two seasons ago that got to the semi-finals, and knowing Kris personally from a while back, it was an easy decision for me to bring him back and to be part of the franchise again.”
After seeing how much Inglis has developed in his five years away from the club, LeFebvre added: “Well the great thing for coaches is to see their young players develop and to see Kris become a good leader, a general on the ice and that he is well liked by his teammates on and off the ice.
“Obviously, he is a fan favourite with the club also, so it was a no brainer to bring him back and I am looking forward to developing him further into his career.”
KRIS ON EXTENDING HIS TIME IN HIS HOMETOWN
After penning his new deal, Kris said: “I am absolutely buzzing to be back.
“Going on to my seventh season now, I love playing for this organisation, it is a place that I am proud to call home and I cannot wait to get going this season.”
He continued: “I was delighted when I heard that Marc was coming back.
“When I was a younger lad, about 17-years-old, Marc was the one who gave me a chance to get involved with the Stars and I would go away from school to come to practice then go back to classes.
“The two years that Marc was here, I was involved with him and built up a good relationship with him.
“So, hearing he was coming back and the conversations we had and how they went, I am really happy that he is back and the vision he has for how this team is going to be and it is exciting times here in Dundee.”
In his career so far, Kris has featured in 411 matches, recorded 64 goals and 96 assists, while also collecting 352 penalty minutes.
Kris is our 3rd signing of the summer and joins defenseman, Drydn Dow and goaltender, Lucas Brine on the roster for next season.
Inglis will again wear #11 for the Stars.
To see Kris’s career stats on Elite Prospects click HERE.