It was 2012/13 that Arran Strawson first arrived in Gillingham as Head Coach Kevin Parrish secured his signing from the Wightlink Raiders and the Sheffield born skater has been ever present ever since wearing the Dynamos shirt a total of 208 times to date. Playing from the blue line Strawson has tallied 40 goals and 131 assists for 171 points and 45 of those came in 2015/16 where he was just one of 5 players to feature in all 50 fixtures. Across the league, cups and playoffs the defenceman found the net 14 times to finish as the side’s highest scoring blue liner whilst also contributing 31 assists to complete perhaps his best season in Kent to date. Now he will be hoping to continue that form into the new campaign as he pens a deal that will see him stay with the Dynamos for the duration of 2016/17.
“Arran is key part of the Dynamos, he has been since he arrived four seasons ago and I can’t imagine him playing for any other side in the NIHL South. He ticks all the boxes – he’s a solid and experienced defenceman, he’s physical in the hit and will always stick up for his teammates, he has a knack for grabbing vital goals from the blue line and he’s also a great character to have in the changing room. Last season we briefly lost him to the EPL and were delighted when he decided to come back. He has built a relationship with this club and its fans and was always in my plans for 2016/17 so I’m very pleased he has opted to continue his stint here for another term”.