Murphy set for return to Giants and 'best fans'
Darcy Murphy will be back in the Belfast Giants team next season after the player himself announced that he will be returning to play in front of the 'best fans'.
The 25-year-old, who became a fan favourite in his first season at the SSE Arena, took to Twitter to spell out his love for both Belfast and the Giants supporters.
He tweeted: "I'll be coming back to @BelfastGiants next season because I love this city and it has the best fans!!"
The first player to go from the Friendship Four US college tournament - which is held in Belfast - to sign for the Giants, impressed last season when he contributed 34 goals in 68 games, with 25 further assists.
The Giants have yet to confirm a contract renewal for Murphy, but the club's official Twitter account retweeted his post, adding: "Giants fans - let's get that 2018/19 roster going. Please give a GIANT welcome back to..." and pointing to Murphy's tweet.