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Piggott takes up new opportunity outside of hockey

Photo: Rebecca Brain

Cardiff Devils will have an entirely new coaching team next season after the team announced this morning that Assistant Coach Luke Piggott is also moving on.

Head Coach Andrew Lord accepted a job in North America recently, while Piggott has been offered an opportunity outside of hockey in Lausanne. The cancer researcher will begin working as a Senior Scientist developing new oncology agents through clinical trials.

The 34-year-old played six full seasons as a Devil and later took on the role of Player-Assistant Coach before going full-time behind the bench at the start of the 2017/18 season.

“In my six years here, Luke has played a significant role, far more than the fans would ever really understand. He was like having another captain off the ice. He is a great teammate who took it upon himself to ensure everyone was welcomed into the Devils and to the city when they arrived here," explained Managing Director Todd Kelman. "We are all sad to see Luke go, but this is really the opportunity of a lifetime in his career outside of hockey. I know how much the Devils have meant to him and I would reciprocate that and say he has meant just as much to the Devils.  We are really going to miss him."

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