Captain Dippnall Back

WLD_9189Widnes Wild are delighted to announce that Club Captain Shaun Dippnall will be returning for the 2016/17 season.

Dippnall was at the forefront of the Wild success last season as he finished the season 3rd in the league in points with 23 goals and 55 assists finishing only behind Adrian Palak and Wild Player-Coach Scott Mckenzie. After three stellar seasons with the Widnes Wild, Dippnall is the All-Time points leader in the franchises’ short history with a great return of 169 points in 85 games.

Wild Head Coach Scott Mckenzie is delighted to have a player of Dippnalls ability back on the team for next season;

“Shaun is a great leader. The thing I liked about Shaun being captain was that he knew when to speak. Sometimes my voice can be heard a little too much so it is important that the other leaders amongst the team speak at the right times. He doesn’t speak out of turn or too often but when he does, it has added value and meaning to it, I like that. As a player we all know what Shaun brings, he sees the ice exceptionally well, is smart, makes good decisions and can put the puck in the net. Not only that, he listens and takes criticism extremely well too, which is so important. I’m very pleased to be able to keep Shaun in Widnes.”

Dippnall was voted Most Valuable Player by his peers at the End of Season Awards Night, an award that he was extremely pleased to get.

Captain Dippnalls #93 Home & Away shirts for the 2016/17 season are available to Own & Loan at £75. If you would like Shaun Dippnalls Own & Loan jersey email; scott.mckenzie@widneswild.co.uk.