Grady Hobbs is returning for the 2020-2021 season and now, a rookie all-star from last season is set to return to the City of Sunshine.

The Dauphin Kings have announced that Austin Lamotte will return to the Club for the upcoming season. The news comes just more than three weeks before training camp is set to open inside of Credit Union Place.

"He got better and better last year. He started really finding his way in late October or early November," said Doug Hedley, head coach, and general manager. "When he played with Nakodan and Grady, they were one of the best lines in the league. We're very happy to have him back."

Lamotte scored 19 times and he had 32 assists in the regular season last year for Dauphin on his way to becoming an all-star. He also had one more point in the playoffs. On top of his offensive skill, the soon to be a second-year player is a player who puts his body on the line at any time and truly does anything he needs to help the team win games.

"He plays fearlessly. He has to work on some of his emotional part of his game and he knows that" continued Hedley. "With Hobbs set to come back, there's a very good chance that they're going to play together. We're looking forward to getting him back here and we're hoping that the Return-to-Play is sooner rather than later."

League officials are currently meeting in Brandon with the government. It's expected details will be released tomorrow on the upcoming season. As of now, Dauphin will open their season in late September.