Forward Matt Francis is the third player to be confirmed for Stevie Lee’s testimonial night.
He joins Jordan Fox and David Ling on the roster for the SL45 All-Stars tournament at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Tuesday 30th October (7:30pm).
Francis was with the Panthers from 2011 until 2014, scoring at over a point per game in each of the three seasons at the club.
He won the playoff and Challenge Cup double in 2011-12 and was part of the famous triple-winning roster of 2012-13 as Panthers again won the cup and playoffs, but also ended their long wait for a league title.
Francis, who also helped Panthers to Challenge Cup success in 2013-14, said: “I am so looking forward to coming back to Nottingham to see everyone.
“I had three amazing years in Nottingham and it was the fans who made it so special – they were amazing.
“Stevie is a great guy and a dedicated professional and he fully deserves a testimonial season. I am honoured to come back and play in the game.”
Lee said: “I am so pleased that Franny will be part of my testimonial season.
“He is a great guy on and off the ice and was a key part in a successful period for the club.
“I know the fans will be excited to see him back and I look forward to seeing his skills again on the ice.”
Tickets for the SL45 All-Stars tournament are priced at £14 adults and £12 concession (seniors 60+, students with suitable ID, disabled/carers & teens 13 to 17) and £5 for children.
Under-2s are free of charge when not occupying a seat (a wristband will need to be requested from a steward on the day).
Tickets are on general sale but Panthers season ticket holders have until close of business 9pm on Sunday 30th September to buy their seat. Any unsold season ticket seats will then be released for general sale at 9am Monday 1st October.
To buy tickets please visit the Motorpoint Arena Box Office, purchase online at www.motorpointarenanottingham.com or call 0843 373 3000.
Photo credit: Dean Woolley.