LISTEN: Nell - Toms one of the best young players

Toms Rutkis in the thick of the action against Hull Pirates during 2015/16 (PIC: Nicky Pearce). 

Swindon Wildcats Head Coach Aaron Nell has hailed Toms Rutkis as "one of the best young players in the country" but expects him to get even better in 2016/17.

The talented forward agreed terms on a new deal with the Cats earlier today following a breakthrough 2015/16 campaign, where he backed up a string of fine displays with ten points. 

Rutkis is widely regarded as a hot prospect who could go all the way in British Ice Hockey, and Nell is looking forward to seeing how the 18-year-old develops throughout the course of next season.

Listen to our chat with Nell on Rutkis' return in full below: