Romford Ice Hockey have announced Adam Laishram, the former Memorial Cup winner and last season’s top point scorer, will be joining the team as player/coach for the 2024-25 season.

The 27-year-old racked up a team leading 105 points (53 goals, 52 assists) in 57 appearances for the club last season and iced as injury cover in the 2022-23 season on 12 occasions picking up 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists).

Laishram played 61 times for Milton Keynes Lightning in 2021-22, scoring 52 points (21 goals, 31 assists).

Prior to arriving in England, the centreman played in USports in Canada for St Francis Xavier University and in three seasons, scoring 33 points (18 goals, 15 assists) in 77 appearances.

Laishram also played his junior career in Ontario, at AAA level for Whitby Wildcats before progressing to the OHL where in four seasons with Belleville Bulls, Hamilton Bulldogs and Windsor Spitfires he scored 94 points (38 goals, 56 assists) in 240 appearances.

One of his biggest milestones was winning the Memorial Cup with Windsor Spitfires and Romford hope, as player/coach, Laishram will bring his extensive experience and leadership to the locker room and the ice.

“We’re beyond excited to have Adam Laishram take on this new challenge with our new-look club,” a club spokesman said.

“His track record speaks for itself, and his ability to excel as a player and a leader makes him the perfect fit for this role.

“We’re confident his contributions will elevate our team's performance and foster a winning culture.”

Laishram shared his enthusiasm about the new opportunity, adding: “I am honoured to take on the role of player/coach for Romford.

"Having witnessed the passion and emotion from the fans after getting the name back during last year’s play-offs, I knew I wanted to be a part of the group helping keep National League hockey in Romford.

"This is an exciting time for hockey in Romford, this team has great potential and I am motivated to contribute both on and off the ice.

"I look forward to working with the coaching staff and my teammates to achieve our goals this season."

With season ticket information due to come out shortly, Laishram was keen to get the message across to the fans that they will once again play a big part this season.

He added: “It will be great to get back to The Sapphire and play in front of what the team believes are the best fans in the league.

"We need you fans to make it a loud and difficult place for visiting teams to come play in, as many opposing players already admit.

"With our late start to recruitment, we will need your support more than ever before, but as one we can achieve our goals."