The big man from the blue line is returning for the Kansas City Mavericks as defenseman Neal Goff has signed a one-year deal with the ECHL team.

Last season, Goff recorded eight assists and no goals for eight points and had plus-minutes rating of minus-7 in 55 games with Kansas City.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound defenseman from Stillwater, Minn., played collegiately at Western Michigan University, where he was an assistant captain his senior year.

“This will be Neal’s second year with the team ,and we’re looking for big things from the big guy,” Mavericks coach John-Scott Dickson said Wednesday afternoon. “We like the way he pressures the puck around the net. He’s a big guy, and a skilled player. We can’t wait to see how he raises his level of play this season.”

Goff also has experience at the AHL level, playing in three games with the San Antonio Rampage during the 2017-18 season.

“Right now, I really like where the team is, how it’s coming together,” Dickson said. “We’ve got size and speed, good defense and guys who can score. We’re going to be making a few more announcements soon. I think our fans are going to like what they see on the ice this season.”

The Mavericks announced they will hold their annual FanFest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 14 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

The free event will feature food and drinks, live music and the chance to meet many members of the 2019-2020 Mavericks.